Measure What Matters with OKRs

Organizations of all sizes and in every industry are always looking for ways to increase efficiency and drive performance. However, most businesses set up a top-down goal-structure system which usually ends ups stuck in its original stages. Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is an effective, simple and straightforward management framework…

Deep Work: Focus without Distraction

Cal Newport’s 2016 book; Deep Work, demonstrates the need to deeply immerse ourselves in cognitively demanding tasks so as to achieve extraordinary results. Deep Work contains compelling arguments, actionable advice, real-life examples and rules to work in a high concentration mental state. The book is divided into 2 parts.…

Three Must Read Books in 2019

Are you constantly distracted and never really getting into the flow of work? Do you set personal or professional goals each year and not sure if you are on track to achieve them? What is it that sets ‘experts’ apart from the rest of us, is it talent? I have…

The New 12 Week Year

I was never good at book reviews. I think it’s because I had a tendency always to go into details about the book instead of giving the reader an overview of what to expect from the book. So with that disclaimer, I will do my best in this review…

vSphere Resource Management Essentials

Many of you know Jonathan Frappier from his tireless work on the vBrownbag, community involvement and excellent blog. But did you know he is also an author, yes that’s right – he wrote a book called VMware vSphere Resource Management Essentials from Packt Publishing. It was release in February 2014.…

Troubleshooting vSphere Storage

Mike Preston has written a timely book for VMware admins called Troubleshooting vSphere Storage. Storage plays a central role in a virtualization platform, so any guidance on improving your storage knowledge is a bonus – and this book delivers. Troubleshooting vSphere StorageThe book is a real deep dive on techniques and…

Networking For VMware Administrators

When I first heard that Chris Wahl was writing a book about Networking for VMware Administrators along with Steve Pantol – I was super excited and quickly pre-ordered it. This book fills a gap that has been outstanding for quite some time. It’s important to move beyond technical silos and…