As anyone who’s been focusing on creating the best products possible would tell you, building software that users love is extremely difficult. Yet most software engineers are only interested in the implementation part, and not many spend time thinking about what users care about the most. A common argument justifying…


The HR industry and business leaders are speaking of this great resignation wave that’s happening right now — data seem to show that the trend is accelerating. This also means that for many people, they may be quitting their very first job in the next few months.

While many universities…


One of the most influential books I read in my career was Andy Grove’s High Output Management. The book discussed all the wonderful different types of meetings and how to effectively conduct them to lead a high performing team. …


I often see these boss vs leader illustrations in my LinkedIn feed. I’ve seen many people post them — some posters are individual contributors, and some are managers or senior leaders in the industry. People post these illustrations for a number of reasons — we have all encountered managers in…


Turns out, it depends.

As leaders, we are expected to be rational and make our decisions based on facts. Good leaders need to be right a lot and are expected to ignore factors that are irrelevant to the matter at hand. However, it looks like it’s much easier said than done.

I came across…


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Over the holidays a month ago, I decided to spend some time to try out RealityKit and RealityComposer.

Apple did a good job with making the construction of a simple AR app really easy. Here is how you can create your own simple AR app in 15 minutes.

It took…


As more tools are available to businesses to make data driven decisions, many people are tempted to invent their own metrics or KPIs to measure success and progress. …


One topic I think about a lot is what’s the best way to motivate software engineers to do their very best every day — both because my role requires me to, but also because I’m very interested in psychology.

On one hand, everyone is different — some people are motivated…


Canadians who have been watching the news in recent months learnt that there are allegations that our Governor General (the official Canadian representative of the Queen) has created a toxic climate for her office. While the allegations are still being reviewed, some of her staff defended her saying that the…


Photo: Creative Common License. Donald Clark.

When organizations look for leaders, not many would look for leaders with big egos. Yet when we look around, in companies or in society, we would undoubtedly label certain leaders as having big egos. Perhaps they’re somehow in their positions because their other qualities are more important to the success…

Vincent Chu

I'm an engineering leader in a SAS company with more than 15 years of software industry experience.

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