Some of my favorite / most interesting thoughts and links from the week…
- Yet another quote from one of my heroes, Simon Sinek: “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” I half-jokingly told someone on my team this week that “leadership is manipulation”, and it reminded me of this quote. The two sides of the “or” have similarities and marked differences that are important to remember.
- The Tester’s Island Disc podcast with me came out early this morning. https://dojo.ministryoftesting.com/lessons/testers-island-discs-ep-5-alan-page
- We all heard about the apple root password bug this week. What you may have missed, is this nice writeup on what exactly was wrong (I love debugging – if you do too, you’ll like this).
- I discovered a test conference (European Testing Conference) that wasn’t on my radar, and looks interesting. Program looks good, and hope it continues.
- I’m a big (HUUUGE) fan of soccer, and last night, it was great to see the home team make it to the MLS Cup. I will be in Moscow for the final (kickoff will be midnight, local time), but hope I can find a place to watch it.