Eliminating Product-Market Risk 📈

Happy Friday!You'll notice I have a whole lot of articles below. I'm going back and editing them a bit more for syndication on a development website. They're articles with an overview of the material I walk my career clients through to get 100% inter...

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Aug 20, 2021
Looking At Horizons 🌅

Hi there,I was thinking this morning as I looked at my current situation about the nature of change and the view I have to keep bringing myself back to.There is always some far-off idea of what good looks like, a destination on the horizon almost.The...

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Aug 13, 2021
What is the Right Mix of Skills? 🍰

Hi there,Today I woke up thinking about skill liquidity. Seriously, I'm weird. Before I get into that and how you can use it, I thought I'd let you know that I spent some time this week collecting all the podcasts and recorded conferences that I've d...

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Aug 06, 2021
How I Generated Revenue Before Production 💰

Happy Friday!As the week closes I was thinking about a business I started with my wife in 2015 that we ultimately put on hold, until recently.A few years prior to that Lean Startup was all the rage, and people were talking about how to do it, and lik...

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Jul 30, 2021
Reflecting On Career Coaching 🤔

Happy Friday!In the past few of my emails, I've mentioned my first ever online course to help tech folk get the jobs they want and negotiate better. I've got something that might interest you at the bottom as it relates to that.For now, though, I was...

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Jul 23, 2021
Testing a Ball of Mud 🚛

Happy Friday!I gave a talk for a conference late last month and there were 195 attendees! I gave a talk on a topic I bump into all the time which is when there is a codebase that is a clumsy, awkward codebase, and how do you start testing it so you c...

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Jul 16, 2021
Team Metrics I Use 📈

Hi there,You might notice this email is coming to you a little later than normal. Its just one of those days. I'm taking my son camping this weekend so I've been getting all the gear ready for that.Before I go further, thanks for the people who volun...

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Jul 09, 2021
A Small Secret That Motivates Teams 🤐

Hi there,I have finally completed something that I've wanted to do for a few months, but with selling the house and moving I had to put it on hold. I'll share that with you at the end.Okay, so I was thinking about a client I had a number of years ago...

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Jul 02, 2021
The Small Question for Big Results 🐜

Hi there,I was thinking about some of the cycles that I see and experience when I work with clients. One of those cycles involves feeling paralyzed.For the people in their careers, this can feel like helplessness to improve a work situation or that t...

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Jun 25, 2021
Two Quick Ways To Improve Meetings That Stink 👃

Hey There!When you read this I'll be on the road to a family reunion in Kentucky. I am an introvert, so my internal stress levels have been increasing as the day draws near.One guaranteed stressor for me in these situations is coordinating mealtimes....

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Jun 18, 2021