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Unlike many of my classmates who came into University of Washington's MBA program with a laser focus on working at Amazon/Microsoft/Starbucks, I came in with a desire to work at a certain type of company. I wanted to work at a high-growth, high-tech firm that was on the late side of early stage.


NPR’s The Salt recently had a blog post that discussed how—more than recipes and cooking techniques—chefs can teach us to be better organized. The principles of culinary organization referenced in the blog post are known as mise-en-place, which entails gathering and arranging the tools needed for cooking. It is interesting to consider what IT leaders can learn from chefs, especially as it applies to managing the business of IT.