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10 Things to Do at a Startup Every Wednesday
October 8, 2014

10 Things to Do at a Startup Every Wednesday

Mondays are for renewal and Fridays are for closing strong. They are the most important two days of the work week. But here’s Wednesday and it’s no slouch sitting in between.…

How To Get Your Boss Off Your Back
October 7, 2014

How To Get Your Boss Off Your Back

Your inbox is full. Before you’re able to respond to the first request from your boss, you already have another four of them. By the time you get back to her on the first question,…

Selling to the Unpredictable Customer
October 6, 2014

Selling to the Unpredictable Customer

Customers are an oxymoron today. They are more knowable than ever before but harder to actually understand. Constantly on-the-go and hard to pin down, it’s more difficult than ever…

10 Things to Do at a Startup Every Friday
October 3, 2014

10 Things to Do at a Startup Every Friday

I’m a closer. As I mentioned earlier in the week, I’m a “goals first” guy and I generate lists that help me do my best. But I am also a guy who will run through walls to get the…

3 Tips to Surviving a Toxic Startup Job
September 30, 2014

3 Tips to Surviving a Toxic Startup Job

I have worked in toxic environments and survived. It was not easy and I struggled to believe I could keep going in the face of hostility and a belligerent boss, but I survived. The…

10 Things To Do Every Monday
September 30, 2014

10 Things To Do Every Monday

I have always been focused on achievement. I’m a “goals first” guy and I generate lists that help me do my best. A to-do list gives me a sense of control and makes me feel…

The Product Manager vs. The Engineering Manager
September 24, 2014

The Product Manager vs. The Engineering Manager

I am not a smoker. But, early in my product management career, my engineering management counterpart was. To find time on his fully packed calendar I would take “virtual” smoking…

20 Things Developers Should Stop Saying
September 23, 2014

20 Things Developers Should Stop Saying

Most engineers I know pick up jargon and abstract-talk as a way of fitting in or standing out in the bullpen. Sometimes the ‘technobabble’ is used to obfuscate what is really…

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