Articles by bob@lxer.com

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A summer reading list for open organization enthusiasts

The books on this year’s open organization reading list crystallize so much of what makes “open” work: Honesty, authenticity, trust, and the courage to question those status quo arrangements that prevent us from achieving our potential by working powerfully together.These nine books—each one a recommendation from a member of our community—represent merely the beginning of an important journey toward greater and better openness.But they sure are a great place to start.read more

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How to reset, revert, and return to previous states in Git

One of the lesser understood (and appreciated) aspects of working with Git is how easy it is to get back to where you were before—that is, how easy it is to undo even major changes in a repository. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at how to reset, revert, and completely return to previous states, all with the simplicity and elegance of individual Git commands.read more