John Allspaw presents a new way of assessing success and failure. He explains how organizations can become more successful by studying their successes and demonstrates how we can all become more effective by examining our assumptions.
Article image: At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 9cm-long capillary discharge wave guide used in Bella experiments to generate multi-ge ve electron beams.
(source: Flickr/Department of Energy).
John Allspaw is Etsy’s chief technology officer (CTO), leading the Product Engineering, Infrastructure, and Operations teams. Previously, he was the SVP of Infrastructure and Operations at Etsy. For over 17 years, he has worked in system operations in the biotech, government, and online media industries.
John began his career running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government. In 1997, he made the leap to the web, building the technical infrastructures at Salon, InfoWorld, Friendster and Flickr. John is the author of The Art of Capac...