In Pursuit of Operational Excellence πŸ“ˆ

Happy Friday!I hope you had a lovely New Year. I stopped making resolutions since I'd always pick something too ambitious and feel stuck because of it. Instead, I just loosely answer the question, "What would make me feel great about this year?" Then...

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Jan 06, 2023
Happy Holidays

Happy Friday! I hope you and yours are bundled up warm. The cold front that is hitting the country hit us yesterday, dropping our temperatures to -6 and -25 windchill. For reference, I've lived in places where I've never needed a serious winter...

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Dec 23, 2022
A Deep Dive Into Types of Tests 🌊

Happy Friday!I'm recovering from a minor surgery this week and while I thought I'd wind up being really productive with my prescription of bed rest, no such thing happened.Still, I was able to work from home and that is a wonderful thing for me.As it...

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Dec 09, 2022
Elon Is Everywhere

Happy Friday!Elon's takeover of Twitter and the daily fallout of his actions are dominating the chatter in my world, and I find it a bit frustrating.It frustrates me because aside from his exposure as a famous person, his decisions, style, and percep...

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Dec 02, 2022
Some Tips for Communication ☎️

Happy Friday!Well, we moved into our new home on Tuesday, and my family immediately got sick. I'm choosing to look at the upside here, which is that we got to have a holiday together instead of traveling.Earlier this week, I was on the phone with a l...

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Nov 25, 2022
The Importance of Career Liquidity 🌊

Happy Friday!Did you miss me? Things have been insane for the past month or more. In October, I was home for around five days total and on the road the rest of the time. We bought a house somehow during that time too. I've been busy, but I've also fe...

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Nov 18, 2022
A Bit About Hurricanes ⚑

Happy Friday,Let me begin this email with the hope that if you or your loved ones are affected by hurricane Ian that they get the help, they need quickly.I don't suspect any of you know that I grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I've been t...

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Sep 30, 2022
What Can I Do For You? πŸ€”

Happy Friday,Last week it was 90 degrees, and this week it's in the 70s with brisk mornings. Almost like someone flipped a switch and said it's Fall now. A quick update on my beekeeping seasonβ€”I harvested 10 medium frames of honey which was approxima...

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Sep 23, 2022
Getting the Bookends of Product Right πŸ“š

Happy Friday!I'd like to write a bit about something that comes up a lot for me and my clients as they conceive of and launch software products.Imagine you bought a phone, and that phone came with a book. The book contained information like how to in...

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Sep 16, 2022