Some musings on different parts of startup life and what working at a startup is like.
01/24/15 » Making of: Prioritab, a Chrome Extension
I recently created Prioritab, a Chrome new tab extension that helps you focus on your current priorities. Here are some quick behind-the-scenes thoughts on making my first published project.
12/14/14 » A Year of Blogging
It's the end of 2014, and the end of my New Year's resolution to write 50 blog posts.
09/02/14 » Pros and cons for implementing OKRs
Thinking of implementing the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) system for governing your company's goals? Here are some things to watch out for.
08/20/14 » Reflecting on my first startup job: Part 4 - The Ideal Next Job
Five key characteristics that I'll be looking for in my next tech job
08/19/14 » Reflecting on my first startup job: Part 3 - Lessons Learned
Seven key lessons I learned about the startup world from my most recent job.
08/18/14 » Reflecting on my first startup job: Part 2 - Regrets
Here are some things I wish I had done differently during my time at my first startup job.
08/15/14 » Reflecting on my first startup job: Part 1 - Surprises
Wherein I nostalgically reflect on the last couple of years. First post in the four-part series - surprises.
08/05/14 » On Product Hunt: What does it really say about the tech community?
Product Hunt is a great new website for discovering products in the tech community. But, could it actually be a reflection of some of the weaknesses of that same community?
07/08/14 » The Startup World Phenomenon of Hating on Ideas
The startup world is seemingly filled with people who like critiquing others' business ideas (which I will lump under the colloquial term "hating"). Here are my thoughts as to why, and some personal guidelines to prevent it.
06/10/14 » Moving Fast and Breaking Things: Pros and Cons
Our company has shifted away from the "moving fast and breaking things" philosophy recently. This is a reflection on the pros (the exhiliraiton, the learnings, the morale boost) and the cons (tech debt, cultural concerns, and the long-term cost of being "wrong") of that philosophy.
05/27/14 » On Startup Culture
Startup culture is great, but it's not just about the perks. Here are five more abstract characteristics that distinguish startup culture.
04/22/14 » The Big Weakness of Split Testing: Finding New Mountains
At our startup, we run a lot of split tests when working on new features. Over a year into my job and after running dozens of split tests, I now have a deeper appreciation for the power of split tests done correctly, but also for the weaknesses. I especially appreciate what I now view as the biggest weakness - they aren't good for helping you find new mountains to chase.