Founder Puzzles

Get your copy here. Growing up, I thought founders were superhumans that walked on water. I was wrong. Here are my notes on Jawwad Farid‘s Founder Puzzles: 1. Becoming a founder showed me why it is the ultimate & misunderstood boss move. Founders survive, learn, and make mistakes.…

How to name your startup

Your company name will be the first thing that will come out of your mouth, so having a good name helps. While I personally think names are important, I try not to obsess over them. The first thing people want to know. Here are 3 things to remember in picking…

Presentation Power-ups for Storytellers

Most common “power-up”: Write a memo What’s true but not obvious? 99.9% of slide decks are terrible. I’ve been presenting decks for 15 years now (~ that’s approximately 10,000 hours of presentations). One important thing that I’ve learned: it&…

Do I ❤️ Notion

Just recently, Notion raised $50 million on a $2 billion valuation. I’ve been using this tool for quite a while now so I decided to share my experience with it: A couple of years ago, I tried using Notion, I didn’t really like it at first…

Remote Work 🕹️ is the New Normal

This blog post has been in my drafts for a year now, so thought it might be a good time to publish it with the edits in place. Just to show how my thinking has changed. I’ve been a remote worker for one two years now, and here…

Resume Writing Tips

A resume and cover letter are the most important parts of the job search process. This blog post is a starting point for thinking about Format, Length and Content of a resume. I. Format: Should be simple and straightforward Use a basic, clean font like Times New Roman or Arial…

Software Sizing: Story Points vs. Probabilistic Time Estimates

Hours before a proposal deadline, a partner at a technology services company was about to make a mistake that would cost him his job and his firm lots of money. As he was going through the resource allocation plan, instead of padding the estimates by a factor of two, the…