The Ride of a Lifetime

Robert Iger

He knew what he didn’t know.

If the big picture is a mess than the small things don’t matter anyway and you shouldn’t spend time focusing on them.

I much rather take big risks and sometimes fail than not take risks at all.

“Steve built things of the highest quality, not necessarily affordable to all, but he never sacrificed quality in order to attain affordability.”

Now more than ever: innovate or die. There can be no innovation if you operate out of fear of the new.

“Take responsibility when you screw up. In work, in life, you’ll be more respected and trusted by the people around you if you own up to your mistakes. It’s impossible to avoid them; but it is possible to acknowledge them, learn from them, and set an example that it’s okay to get things wrong sometimes.”

“I talk a lot about “the relentless pursuit of perfection.” In practice, this can mean a lot of things, and it’s hard to define. It’s a mindset, more than a specific set of rules. It’s not about perfectionism at all costs. It’s about creating an environment in which people refuse to accept mediocrity. It’s about pushing back against the urge to say that “good enough” is good enough.”

“Be decent to people. Treat everyone with fairness and empathy. This doesn’t mean that you lower your expectations or convey the message that mistakes don’t matter. It means that you create an environment where people know you’ll hear them out, that you’re emotionally consistent and fair-minded, and that they’ll be given second chances for honest mistakes.

Excellence and fairness don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Strive for perfection but always be aware of the pitfalls of caring only about the product and never the people.

True integrity—a sense of knowing who you are and being guided by your own clear sense of right and wrong—is a kind of secret leadership weapon. If you trust your own instincts and treat people with respect, the company will come to represent the values you live by.

Value ability more than experience, and put people in roles that require more of them than they know they have in them.

Ask the questions you need to ask, admit without apology what you don’t understand, and do the work to learn what you need to learn as quickly as you can.”

Man’s Best Friend

Cute Dog

The weather is good, the mood is great. Cannot be better. What better day than this for a long drive? I need food and car needs gas. Stopped at a gas station.

Ran into a guy and had a fun conversation which goes as follows:

This is me 👨🏽‍💻 and this is the guy 🧔🏼.

🧔🏼: Great weather today! Much better than the morning. It’s starting to cold now. Isn’t it.

👨🏽‍💻: Yeah. Weather is good today.

Guy had a little cotton patch on his left eye.

🧔🏼: You know what happened to my eye? My dog being playful was twisting all over the bed and because of a missed step, his leg ran right into my eye.

🧔🏼: This happened in april. I am getting my fourth surgery next week.

👨🏽‍💻: That sounds good. I hope you can see.

🧔🏼: No I cannot see. My eye would have been fixed in april with just one surgery but because of this COVID thing I was refused the surgery by the doctor as it is an elective surgery.

Who is to blame here? Dog? Virus? Some random country? or just go ahead and accept the uncertainty and test your odds.

Thank You

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About to make my API secured using SSL. So that I can finally have that precious “https”.


Working with AWS EC2, Load Balancer, Route 53 and Certificate Manager.


My hosting service is provided by Hostinger. I created subdomain name under one of my domain. AWS Certificate Manager was not able to issue the required certificate to make it https.


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