Getting Standups to Finish in 15 Minutes ⌚

Happy Friday,Everyone I've ever worked with thinks their stand-ups is a pointless status meeting. They're not, but I don't fault people for feeling that way. People have been slavishly answering 3 questions for a long time and failing to accomplish a...

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Sep 24, 2021
A Story of Pair Programming 💻💻

Hi there,I was thinking this morning back to things I attribute to excellence in my career, and I found myself remembering a story about when I was pair-programming at a company that I thought I'd share.The team I was with was regarded as the mainten...

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Sep 17, 2021
Putting Wind in Team's Sails ⛵

Happy Friday,I've found there are a few topics that many clients of mine that will create a fervent agreement to until the moment I suggest doing the work involved. One such topic is aligning teams to strategic or organizational goals.Most of the tim...

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Sep 10, 2021
Learning on the Edge 💻

Hi there,This morning I was thinking back on the importance of learning and how much of an accelerant it has been for me. Currently, I'm learning about budgeting and ways to remove its less-than-desirable effects in organizations and marketing for my...

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Sep 03, 2021
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