InfoSec Recruiting – Is the Industry Creating its own Drought?

This can be found at: https://www.liquidmatrix.org/blog/2018/07/16/infosec-recruiting-industry-creating-drought/ . An interesting point of view from someone on both sides of the recruitment process. I don't think the problem Fischer highlights is respnsible for the drought, but poor recruiting and evaluation processes certainly don't help.

Why you should have your own black box | Matthew Syed | TEDxLondonBusinessSchool

This can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmVCYqs3mko, presented by Matthew Syed. This is a really well put contrast between the growth mindset of the aeronautical industry, and the fixed mindset of the healthcare industry - and how the difference in culture between the two makes such a difference in outcomes. He then expands on that, and makes some excellent points. This is worth fifteen minutes of your time.

A Complete Guide to Getting What You Want

I probably read to many self-help articles as I try and figure out what I actually want to do and where I fit. But contrary to the comment at the start of it, this is a relatively short read: https://www.raptitude.com/2018/06/getting-what-you-want/ , and steps through the stages of figuring out what you want and how to get it.

Favourite quote, which I must remember to use elsewhere, is

"We’re fearful creatures after all, with an evolutionary impulse to cling to virtually any tolerable status quo, no matter how dull or crappy it is."

The Only Thing You Need to Get Good At

I recently discovered raptitude.com, another useful resource highlighted to me by the wonderful Career Shifters.

This blog post in particular is at https://www.raptitude.com/2017/03/only-thing-get-good-at/ ; and is a very high level explanation of stoicism, which has always intrigued me, and this post explains how you should only be concerned with that which you can control. Easier said than done, but wirth saying all the same.

As a side note, it highlighted to me my attitudes towards Left wing and Right wing politics in general; In general I think the policies of the left wing are far more effective, but think their tactics are awful; and while I generally dislike the policies of the right wing for various reasons - most significantly because they don't work, but I think their tactics are far more effective. I also think that's a massive over-generalisation for now and I'll stick with it in practice and see if it survives. That's something I'm tempted to expand on... but of course I've no political influence, and nothing personally to gain from doing so, so that would be a waste of time from a stoic point of view.

From chaotic ripples to complicated waves

Due to my interest in TRIZ I came across Ron Donaldson's blog, and this entry, at https://rondon.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/from-chaotic-ripples-to-complicated-waves/ , was particularly interesting. I like the aim of just enough rules to enable other teams in different areas to follow a successful example, rather than taking something that's worked and trying to make different areas, with different cultures, identical. I also liked that staff happiness, rather than just patient happiness, is seen as a gain - there can be too much emphasis on the "customer", with staff just seen as another resource to be manipulated appropriately.