Author Archives: Daryl Orts

Is writing software more like Building a Bridge or Making a Painting?

Several weeks ago, my friend and colleague Dan Calinescu asked and answered (on LinkedIn) this question: Is software development more like building a bridge or more like painting a painting? Dan had asked me this question a few years ago, on … Continue reading

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Returning to my blog

It’s been over a year since I published a blog post. I recognized regularly through the year that I’ve missed it. I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, so I intentionally didn’t try to pick back up at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Travels in 2014

As the year winds down, I’m looking back at the past twelve months and looking forward to 2015.  Travel has been a huge part of my life this year (magnified by the move Sheri and I made to London, which … Continue reading

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As the year winds down, I’m looking back at the past twelve months and looking forward to 2015.  Travel has been a huge part of my life this year (magnified by the move Sheri and I made to London, which … Continue reading

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Commuting by Train

Since Sheri and I moved to London (which is described here), I’ve been commuting by train from home to the office.  This was our plan as soon as we decided to relocate.  It figured in our search for a place … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

My wife and I have moved to London and moved into our new flat last week. Packed within that sentence are a whole lot of life changes for both of us. Back in January, I was asked to take a … Continue reading

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Corner Office – Spencer Rascoff – Zillow

In Adam Bryant’s Corner Office column on 22 December 2013, he interviewed Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow.  The full interview can be found here.  Zillow is an online real estate database, aimed at providing a marketplace to help people find … Continue reading

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Corner Office – Shanti Atkins

In a Corner Office column (published by the New York Times) on 2 January 2014, Adam Bryant interviewed Shanti Atkins, president and chief strategy officer of Navex Global, which handles ethics and compliance issues.  The full interview can be found … Continue reading

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Observations on “Corner Office”

Adam Bryant (Twitter: @NYTCornerOffice) writes a wonderful column called Corner Office for the New York Times.  Here’s the NYT description of the column:  Corner Office, a feature by Adam Bryant appearing Fridays and Sundays in The New York Times, offers … Continue reading

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Just Try – Key to Good Customer Experience

Sometimes a good customer experience results simply because someone tries to be helpful.  Even inexperienced employees can satisfy a customer just by showing that they care. Several weeks ago, I traveled to England, visiting an office my company has there. … Continue reading

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