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Making Yourself a CEO. She got a big booty so I call her Big Booty.—2 Chainz, Birthday Song The other day, a friend of mine asked me whether CEOs were born or made.

Making Yourself a CEO

I said, “That’s kind of like asking if Jolly Ranchers are grown or made. CEO is a very unnatural job.” After saying it and seeing the surprised look on his face, I realized that perhaps it wasn’t as obvious as I’d originally thought. After thinking further, I realized that most people actually assume the opposite—CEOs are born not made. William & Mary - Competitive programming team prepares for World Finals. Start Every Day as a Producer, Not a Consumer. I have to agree that my most productive days are those where I don't allow myself to read the news, check e-mail, facebook, etc., right after I get up.

Start Every Day as a Producer, Not a Consumer

However, that happens because I've got a ton of stuff to get done, and the outside world takes a back seat until my workload is under control. However, there are certain biological necessities that have to happen before I can be productive. The dog gets let out, I go to the bathroom, I eat/drink something, and *then* I sit down to be productive. I also *have* to check my e-mail, because if something blew up overnight or there's something that needs to be dealt with ASAP, I need to know as early as possible.

I've found that reading my e-mail on my phone curbs the impulse to respond to everything immediately, because composing a lengthy e-mail on a tiny touchscreen sucks. Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years. Practicing-programming - steveyegge2. Back in October I wrote an essay in which I compared programming to other professions.

practicing-programming - steveyegge2

In it, I made the unsubstantiated claim that programming is unusual, in that most programmers don't practice their craft -- at least, not in any disciplined or regular way. Those are, of course, fightin' words, so I figured I'd write a bit more about it. This essay is a sort of mini-manual about practicing to be a better programmer. What exactly does it mean to practice becoming a better programmer? Well, of course the boring dictionary definition is: "To do or perform something repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill. "