Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Management and Leadership

04 Sep 2008, 10:54 a.m.

Join Us [Me]

Anecdotally, it looks like a hot market for project managers, a.k.a. producers. Behavior, Alexei's firm PlayFirst, and Brendan's firm inDelible are looking.

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17 Aug 2008, 21:33 p.m.

Make The Eagle Bigger

You may have heard about information architect Sean Tevis running for state office in Kansas. He worked on the campaign logo himself. If you're looking for silly stories about the campaign trail, there you are. …

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03 Aug 2008, 22:33 p.m.


L. Sprague de Camp's entertaining Lest Darkness Fall moves really fast. This is probably true even if you haven't just read a 900-page Neal Stephenson novel. I nearly mentioned Lest Darkness Fall in my brain …

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09 Jul 2008, 13:38 p.m.

On Being A Manager

Man, I need to read my self-help books again.

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04 Jul 2008, 18:39 p.m.

One Peace At A Time

In school the teachers said, the real world isn't so forgiving, you won't be able to get extensions on your papers, you'll get worse consequences than bad grades if you do a poor job. And …

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14 Jun 2008, 22:22 p.m.

Brick To The Back Of The Head

Zack Weinberg once told me that a relative of his had predicted a change in Zack. Zack was about to move to New York City to start at Columbia, and the relative predicted that, after …

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01 May 2008, 7:55 a.m.

Designed For Me

The Crooked Timber folks talking about the skill of management. One point in that discussion: communication of academic concepts to non-academics requires serious empathy. Gotta work on that. In fact, gotta work on my presentation …

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26 Apr 2008, 22:08 p.m.

Acting As If

As a matter of course I wish to direct you to for random links I run across while dallying on the Web. Example: the hilarious "I consume, but then analyze!" which is by the …

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16 Apr 2008, 9:20 a.m.


I now grok feedback I've been getting from my superiors for weeks. I need to improve my listening skills and help other people feel comfortable in difficult discussions. Time to reread Carnegie!

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18 Feb 2008, 9:17 a.m.


Leonard read a 1986 edition of Programmers at Work from Microsoft Press. The back cover includes ads for other contemporary books, including Programmer's Guide to the IBM PC with Peter Norton on the cover. Like …

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