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The Effective Engineer by Edmond Lau has caught my eyes these past months. This is kind of #WhatIWishIKnew book. Knowing that Growth Mindset is one of Cermati Engineering principles, I decided to present the second chapter on the Cermati's biweekly techtalk

The Effective Engineer by Edmond Lau has caught my eyes these past months. This is kind of #WhatIWishIKnew book. Knowing that Growth Mindset is one of Cermati Engineering principles, I decided to present the second chapter on the Cermati's biweekly techtalk

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  1. 1. Michaela Nathania, sarajevo@cermati.com
  2. 2. How we view our own intelligence, character, and abilities profoundly affects how we lead our lives; it largely determines whether we remain stuck in our current situations or achieve what we value. How we view our own effectiveness impacts how much effort we invest in improving it.
  3. 3. A Fixed Mindset believe that “human qualities are carved in stone” and that they’re born with a predetermined amount of intelligence—either they’re smart or they’re not A Growth mindset believe that they can cultivate and grow their intelligence and skills through effort Dr. Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University ◆Failure indicates they’re not, so they stick with the things they do well ◆They tend to give up early and easily, which enables them to point to a lack of effort rather than a lack of ability as causing failure ◆They may initially lack aptitude in certain areas, but they view challenges and failures as opportunities to learn. ◆They’re much less likely to give up on their paths to success.
  4. 4. The mindset engineers adopt shape them The mindset we adopt about our effectiveness as engineers drastically shapes whether we learn and grow or let our skills plateau and stagnate. Or do we direct our efforts and our energy toward improving ourselves? Do we treat our abilities as fixed quantities outside of our control?
  5. 5. Box’s Engineering Manager In just two years, Bercovici had risen to become a staff engineer and manager at Box. But prior to joining Box in 2011, Bercovici hadn’t even done any full-time web development. She came from a theoretical and math-heavy background at an Israeli university. The interviewers assumed that she didn’t enjoy coding, that her PhD provided few practical advantages, and that she didn’t know enough about engineering to ramp up quickly. Someone with a fixed mindset might have concluded from those assessments that she ought to stick with her strengths and do more theoretical work. But rather than let those preconceptions define her, Bercovici adopted a growth mindset and took control of the parts of her story that were within her sphere of influence. She studied new web technologies, distilled relevant engineering lessons from her PhD, and practiced for the whiteboard interviews common at many engineering companies—and she got the job.
  6. 6. 01 Accepting responsibility for each aspect of a situation that you can change rather than blaming failures and shortcomings on things outside your control 04 Investing in your rate of learning 02 Taking control of your own story 03 Optimizing for experiences where you learn rather than for experiences where you effortlessly succeed
  7. 7. The power of compound interest 1.Compounding leads to an exponential growth curve 2.The earlier compounding starts, the sooner you hit the region of rapid growth and the faster you can reap its benefits 3.Even small deltas in the interest rate can make massive differences in the long run
  8. 8. The earlier, the better The earlier that you optimize for learning, the more time your learning has to compound. Big difference Due to compounding, even small deltas in your own learning rate make a big difference over the long run. Knowledge = foundation Learning follows an exponential growth curve. Knowledge gives you a foundation, enabling you to gain more knowledge even faster.
  9. 9. • We tend to drastically underestimate the impact of small changes on our growth rate • When we spend our work hours on unchallenging tasks, we are: • boring ourselves • missing out on chances to learn • paying a huge opportunity cost in terms of our future growth and learning
  10. 10. When companies pay you for cushy and unchallenging 9-to-5 jobs “What they are actually doing is paying you to accept a much lower intellectual growth rate. When you recognize that intelligence is compounding, the cost of that missing long-term compounding is enormous. They’re not giving you the best opportunity of your life. Then a scary thing can happen: ... [y]ou get complacent and stall.” -- Stephen Cohen, the co-founder of Palantir
  11. 11. and instead shift ourselves toward a growth mindset?
  12. 12. Reid Hoffman, Linkedin Cofounder • treating yourself like a startup; initially prioritize learning over profitability to increase their chances of success • Similarly, setting yourself up for long- term success requires thinking of yourself as a startup or product in beta, a work-in- progress that needs to be invested in and iterated on every single day.
  13. 13. • Pursuing growth and learning as one of core values • Hsieh and his CFO, Alfred Lin, gave a standing challenge to all employees: Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO “Think about what it means to improve just 1% per day and build upon that every single day. Doing so has a dramatic effect and will make us 37x better, not 365% (3.65x) better, at the end of the year.”
  14. 14. What will you learn today to improve yourself by 1%? •You would rather invest your financial assets in accounts that pay high interest rates, not low ones. •Why would you treat your time—your most limited asset—any differently? •Invest your time in activities with the highest learning rate.
  15. 15. Seek Conducive to Learning • Because we spend so much of our time at work, one of the most powerful leverage points for increasing our learning rate is our choice of work environment. • When starting a new job or joining a new team, there’s a lot to learn up front: • new programming languages • adopt new tools and frameworks • learn new paradigms for understanding the product • gain insight into how the organization operates
  16. 16. the work environment remains one where we can sustainably learn new things day after day?
  17. 17. Fast growth Autonomy Training People Openness Pace for a team to support a high personal and professional growth rate
  18. 18. Fast growth Autonomy Training People Openness Pace for a team to support a high personal and professional growth rate
  19. 19. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, you don’t ask what seat. You just get on.” CEO Eric Schmidt to Sheryl Sandberg Fast-growth
  20. 20. At fast-growing teams and companies ◆the number of problems to solve exceeds available resources ◆providing ample opportunities to make a big impact and to increase your responsibilities ◆The growth also makes it easier to attract strong talent and build a strong team, which feeds back to generate even more growth. A lack of growth companies ◆leads to stagnation and politics ◆Employees might squabble over limited opportunities ◆It becomes harder to find and retain talent.
  21. 21. Fast growth Autonomy Training People Openness Pace for a team to support a high personal and professional growth rate
  22. 22. Training • Strong onboarding programs demonstrate that the organization prioritizes training new employees. • A solid mentorship program also indicates that the team prioritizes professional growth.
  23. 23. Fast growth Autonomy Training People Openness Pace for a team to support a high personal and professional growth rate
  24. 24. THE EFFECTIVE PRODUCT, engineering design, or process won’t be figured out on its first attempt CONTINUOUS LEARNING and adapting from past mistakes help the team to stand a much better chance of success CHALLENGE & FEEDBACK into the future interations are needed CULTURE OF CURIOSITY encourage to ask questions, with culture of openness where feedbacks & information is shared proactively
  25. 25. Pace • A work environment that iterates quickly provides a faster feedback cycle and enables you to learn at a faster rate • Automation tools, lightweight approval processes, and a willingness to experiment accelerate progress • Smaller teams and companies tend to have fewer bureaucratic barriers to getting things done than larger ones • At startups, the aggressive risk-taking and oftentimes longer hours can contribute to an increased learning rate -- as long as you don’t burn out • Do push yourself, but also find a pace that’s sustainable for you in the long run
  26. 26. People • Surrounding yourself with people who are smarter, more talented, and more creative than you means surrounding yourself with potential teachers and mentors. • Who you work with can matter more than what you actually do, in terms of your career growth and work happiness.
  27. 27. Autonomy • At established companies, employees tend to work on specialized projects, but they also have access to more coaching and structure • At startups, sometimes you’ll end up wielding significantly more autonomy over the total surface area of product features and responsibilities but you’ll also need to take more ownership of your own learning and growth.
  28. 28. That’s from the company.
  29. 29. What’s next? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Study core abstractions written by the best engineers at your company Send your code reviews to the harshest critics Go through any technical educational material available internally Master the programming languages that you use Write more code Participate in design discussions of projects you’re interested in Jump fearlessly into code you don’t know Take advantages of the resources at work
  30. 30. Always ask these questions: • How can I improve? • How could I have done this better? • What should I learn next to best prepare me for the future? Some skills we learn could be cross-functional and help our engineering work Other skills might not translate directly into engineering benefits, but the practice of adopting a growth mindset toward them still makes us better learners and more willing to stretch beyond our comfort zone. Research in positive psychology shows that continual learning is inextricably linked with increased happiness

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