Irrational Exuberance!

Notes on The Pyramid Principle.

October 1, 2018 Although it's not universally true, I've found that as folks move into more senior roles, they spend a lot more time writing. The nature of these documents vary depending on your role--strategies, presentations, memos, announcements, email, etc--but your written word often becomes your most important medium of communication. I'm fortunate to have spent a lot of time writing over the past decade, in addition to attending a liberal arts college, so this shift has generally has been something I've enjoyed.

Notes on A Philosophy of Software Design.

September 3, 2018 Jumping on the recent trend, I picked up a copy of A Philosophy of Software Design based on Cindy's recommendation. It's a fairly concise read at 160 pages, and I skimmed through it over the last few days, writing up some notes along the way.

Notes from "Good Strategy, Bad Strategy."

March 1, 2018 Over the last month I've been reading Good Strategy, Bad Strategy during my commute, and it's been the most thought-provoking book I've read in some time. Given the number of times I've referred to it recently, I've written up some notes to share!

Seth Godin's The Dip.

February 11, 2018 Recently I read "The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit" by Seth Godin. It's something like sixty pages, short enough that you can read it in one sitting, but the ideas are interesting enough that I've brought them up quite a bit during conversation lately. So, I've written a quick summary.

Reading "The Nudist on the Late Shift" in 2008

August 7, 2008 Today I finished reading Po Bronson's "The Nudist on the Late Shift." Its an interesting look at a wide swathe of different players in the Silicon Valley internet bubble. Well, to be more precise, in the first Silicon Valley internet bubble. Looking at the state of Valley entrepreneurship today, almost ten years later, much of what Bronson has to say is still intensely relevant.