Month: August 2018

Algorithms to make you more effective

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Your focus and how to protect it Earlier on in my career, I was under the impression that success was strongly tied to saying yes. That quick favor? No problem. That interesting idea that someone just mentioned to me in the kitchen? I should probably prototype that. Jumping on that call to a client? Why not.  Always saying yes is how I thought I could be most helpful and how I could open myself up […]

The case for building from source

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Previously I wrote about the inflection point that a particular part of your architecture will reach before you need to roll your own specialized piece of infrastructure. The summary of that article was that you probably won’t end up doing that unless you reach product market fit and then have a real success that drives scale. What this means for most of us is that we’ll be reusing existing software for the bulk of our […]