Lao Tzu Quote

April 3, 2019

A friend pointed out this Lao Tzu quote today that perfectly describes my leadership philosophy: A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. — Lao Tzu

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Distributed Interview

February 19, 2019

Jim Shore interviewed me about my experience with distributed teams, co-located teams, and pod distributed teams. The key points I made where that 100% distributed teams work when a company is small but don’t scale because (1) management of remotes is N+1 hard, (2) bringing on junior developers is almost impossible, and (3) communication friction reduces the all-essential creativity. You can read what I had to say in the article on his blog: “Three Challenges of Distributed Teams”.

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A New Blog

December 9, 2018

Joining the modern trend, I’ve switched to a static site generator and, in the process, reset the styling and all the articles. This goes with my de-social-network-ification as I’ve also stopped using all the social networks – I can’t quite bring myself to delete my accounts because there’s a lot of history there, but some day when I have time to do the archeology, I’ll reset those too.

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