Kam Agahian

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I Quit: Where the Top Performers’ Cloning Machine Fails?

Sometime in July 2021: It was a quiet Friday afternoon when Tim finally got a chance to sit down and evaluate his first week as a team manager. Mostly grim. It was such an eye-opener and bitter more than sweet week. Not that he didn’t know the group of ten people he was asked to […]

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Beau Williamson: The Man Who Lived His Bucket List

  Stream 1 October 2013: CCIE#1346 didn’t like it. In fact, he despised it so much that even after the edits he never posted the recommendation on his LinkedIn profile. The endorsement passage was strong and to the point; after having had his book, Developing IP Multicast Networks, for years and using it constantly, I […]

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How to Break into a Cloud Engineering Career?

So, “How do you check the MAC address of the NIC in your favorite Linux distro?” was the question, which my mentee had failed to answer, and the interviewer had ended the conversation much earlier. Not a good sign. In fact, his problem wasn’t just the fact that he didn’t know the command, but he […]

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The Future of Network Engineering; some possibilities through 2040 and beyond

Incident 1: October, 2006 Sydney Australia – Simply put, someone hit me with a tough question. Totally out of the box and very much to the point, so to the point that it took me years to swallow the impact. The question was an innocent one asked by one of the sharpest software engineers I […]

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