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Newsletter

Each week I share new insights I learn about software engineering, business, and psychology, and how they relate to each other. As Patrick McKenzie says "Most secrets about how the world works aren’t secrets, they’re just knowledge unevenly distributed." Here's to playing a tiny part in distributing knowledge a little more evenly.

Newsletter #28 - People aren't that logical

Hey folks, Your nuggets for the week: Motivation comes from Autonomy, Mastery, and PurposePeople aren't that logicalPick your ideas apart#1 Motivation comes from Autonomy, Mastery, and PurposeThree factors which get you exited to do a task: Autonomy: You feel

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Newsletter #27 - Managing Up

Hey folks, Today's nuggets: Complement your manager's skillsetAsk for what you wantProve your work is importantGet others to prove your case#1 Complement your manager's skillsLearn your manager's strengths and weaknesses (they exist, he's not perfect). Then you can send

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Newsletter #26 - 2020 in Review

There goes 2020. This was the year I started writing seriously. It started off as a way to remember what I read, with this newsletter being an effective forcing function. So how did the year go? 17 articles written6 became

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#20 I was Bored at Google

It felt wrong. I was one year into working at Google, one of the best companies in the world. People die to get a job here. But...something was off. I was bored. Yes, the amenities were great. The food

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Newsletter #16 - How to Think Better

When was the last time you changed your mind about something big? For me, it happens about every three years. The most recent one happened last January, when Naseem Taleb's book Antifragile pointed out a false belief I'd been holding

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