Collection of weekly blog posts written between 2018 and 2020

Being Intimate with Fear

Jun 5, 2019 · 3 min read
Do you listen to your fear or do you to deny its existence?
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My Co-Workers’ Tips for Better Presentations

May 28, 2019 · 2 min read
Great presentations address the current landscape, deal with objections, and keep your message short and snappy
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Post-Mortem for 2018

May 21, 2019 · 3 min read
I made a goal to publish and maintain three open-source projects and then I didn't do that
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You Create for the People, Not for the Snobs

May 14, 2019 · 2 min read
When architects build for other architects, we are deprived of fun and elaborate designs
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Responding to Change over Following a Plan

May 7, 2019 · 3 min read
Why would a software development team choose to follow a plan over responding to change?
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Building Psychological Safety as a Teammate

Apr 30, 2019 · 1 min read
Psychological safety hasn't been one of my priorities
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You Don't Have to Manufacture Psychological Safety

Apr 24, 2019 · 2 min read
Your organization should promote and fire teams, not individuals
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Exams Are for Students, Experiments Are for Learners

Apr 16, 2019 · 2 min read
Your new project, diet, or habit is not an exam, it's an experiment
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What Your Clients See

Apr 9, 2019 · 3 min read
The fact that we do work which is hard to make visible or appreciated, doesn't make the work itself unimportant
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I Stopped Being a Ruby Developer

Apr 3, 2019 · 2 min read
We let our identities get in the way of our tech stack decisions
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Risk-driven Testing

Mar 24, 2019 · 2 min read
Is your testing risk-driven or is it primarily driven by convention and guidelines?
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Blunt Feedback

Mar 17, 2019 · 2 min read
Blunt feedback is critical to my learning and yet I'm afraid to receive it
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Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation

Mar 10, 2019 · 2 min read
You not only need to collaborate with your customer but also manage them
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Handbook for Strategic Challenges

Mar 3, 2019 · 1 min read
After 60 years, we still don't know why your business is exceptional
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Creative Constraints, Play, and Serverless

Feb 27, 2019 · 4 min read
Serverless architecture has made me work slower but also experience moments of joy
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My Response to Bad Ideas

Feb 20, 2019 · 2 min read
You don't have to believe in an idea 100% before encouraging someone to act on it
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I Dread Sales

Feb 13, 2019 · 2 min read
Before founding Spanx, Sara Blakely was selling fax machines and it used to make her shiver
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Remember Timing

Feb 6, 2019 · 1 min read
The best way to learn web development in 2019 is to go back in time 20 years
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