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Continued Education

A couple of weeks I got done reading “The Hard Thing about Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz.  I received the book as a gift at Box Developer Day (http://www.boxdev2014.com/) and it turned out to be one of the best management books I’ve read in a while. You should definitely spend the $15 to buy the book yourself.  One of the key things that I took away from the book is the emphasis on training:

Almost everyone who builds a technology company knows that people are the most important asset. Properly run startups place a great deal of emphasis on recruiting and the interview process in order to build their talent base. Too often the investment in people stops there.
Horowitz, Ben (2014-03-04). The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Since reading this I started implementing a training program for my engineering team at DocuSign.  We picked out Tuesday mornings at 9AM to have a one-hour class where we can share some of the things that I have learned over the years.  The first class was on the conc…