Engineers: Why Do You Hate Marketing?

    Any company that has made it past the earliest startup, launching-from-your-living-room phase has two things: engineers and marketing. Engineers to design and build your product or service, and market...

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    4 Ideas to Help Improve Your Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

    As a female engineer, I have had my fair share of struggles and grievances with tech companies and tech events. But now that I am trying to find engineers to hire or speak at conferences myself, I can...

    Managers in the Middle, Part 3: Melting the Frozen Middle

    This post is part of a three-part series on middle managers and Cloud Native transformation. Here are parts one and two. In the second part of this series we looked at how mid-level managers may not w...

    Managers in the Middle, Part 1: Fighting the Waterfall

    This post is part of a three-part series on middle managers and Cloud Native transformation. Here are parts two and three. Being a middle manager is a tough gig.

    Container Solutions’ New Book Is Out! Here’s Why We Wrote It.

    It is with great pride, and no small measure of relief, that we announce the publication of our new book from O’Reilly Media. As of this week, copies of ‘Cloud Native Transformation: Practical Pattern...

    How We Help Bridge Knowledge Gaps on a Team

    At Container Solutions, we often develop advanced Cloud Native solutions and cutting-edge technologies with our customers. There are many challenges with this work. One of them we encounter often is g...

    What Psychological Safety Means in a Cloud Native Organisation

    In its Aristotle project, Google tried to define the success of effective teams. The researchers’ main finding was that what really mattered was less about who is on the team, and more about how the t...

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    Why Cloud Native Means You Need to Be a Learning Organisation

    Unlike industries of the past that relied upon great stores of resources like coal, iron, timber, or oil for its wealth, the technology industry relies upon the resources in between our ears.

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    A CFO’s Case for Creating an Inspiring Organisational Culture

    In my daily job in Container Solutions, I work with numbers. Budgets and forecasts. Coaching on profit and loss management. Financial strategy.