Karyn German

Karyn German

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284 weeks ago @ The FASTForward Blog - Should you update your... · 0 replies · +1 points

I would have to agree with the points made by Daniel on each item. I practice proper social media ettiquette on Twitter, so those updates are perfectly appropriate for my Facebook account. I realize that there are those who are juvenile, but that is true in either medium. I actually have 2 Twitter accounts, one for my professional updates and one for the personal stuff. It is the personal stuff that goes to my Facebook account. But, I try very hard not to be arrogant, ungracious or just plain stupid with either account. :'}

The integration with Twitter is one of the aspects that actually brought me "back" to Facebook. That and the iPhone application for Facebook.

I do find your points thought-provoking and a good topic for a post. Looking forward to more comments.

301 weeks ago @ Soaking in Samsara - What I have Learned Ab... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think this is somewhat related to #2 - at least for me. Part of letting people "do their job" is delegating more and more responsiblity. And, make sure to delegate some of the juicier assignments to your best people.

301 weeks ago @ Soaking in Samsara - What I have Learned Ab... · 0 replies · +1 points

Very good point. The promotion of good engineers to management is fraught with interesting challenges. Because someone is a fabulous individual contributor in his or her field isn't necessarily the correct reason to promote to management. Have learned this lesson the hard way.

301 weeks ago @ Feld Thoughts - Take Responsibility Fo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ah, talks of Objectivism...this sure does bring back memories. :'} I've noticed a lot of anger and cynicsim among my colleagues in discussing the bailouts. The term has become an over-used metaphor for everything from picking up after someone in the kitchen to software development lifecycle management practices. Then again, we are a feisty crew at NewsGator.

Thanks for the kind words on my blog post - you can't imagine how much better it made me feel to write it. Of course, now my employees are watching me like a hawk to see if I screw up...they probbaly won't have to wait too long.