Why Bother Having a Resume? – by Seth Godin. It touched a nerve because I’ve noticed that the more I accomplish publicly (i.e., writing articles and code that are not hidden away inside the walls of a corporation), the less I need a resume, and the less I respect the resume as a tool to communicate a person’s achievements. I haven’t updated mine since 2004. Someone asked for my resume the other day and I was insulted. It feels like an antiquated way of evaluating my accomplishments, when my real accomplishments are far more important than whom I worked for at what time. The things you do that don’t take front and center in a resume are the ones that set you apart.
Videos from Startup School 2008 – Paul Graham, Mike Arrington, Jeff Bezos, Mark Andreessen…’nuff said.
Pixar’s Brad Bird on Fostering Innovation – these lessons transfer directly to software development.
The Myths of Innovation – an entertaining video lecture by Scott Berkun.
Chris Anderson on “Free” – Nokia World 2007 Keynote in which Chris Anderson explores what it means when things like disk storage and computing power become free.
[tags]resumes, startups, programming, innovation, pixar[/tags]