I like Gmail. While I recognize it can get lumped into a “social media” bucket and I’m not the biggest fan of pixel tracking, targeted advertisements, and other online marketing shenanigans, I find it to be a nice productivity tool. It also has a nice suite of hotkeys and vim-like shortcuts that allow me to sort and label emails with ease. This is what I really love.
A year ago today, I officially started a career in management. I accepted a role as the Head of Software at South by Southwest (SXSW), a company I have worked with for the past several years. It was a tremendous accomplishment for me, and something I had joked about in years prior, so to have it come to be felt extremely rewarding. That being said, I didn’t know what a...
A chameleon, or social chameleon, is someone who fits in and generally gets along with all kinds of folks. They were able to bounce around to different cliques in High School, getting along great with the freaks and the geeks, and they were able to parlay that ability into adult life, college, and business.
Aligning logic refers to the process by which I complete a task, get feedback from my colleagues or supervisor, then incorporate that feedback into the original task. The time it takes to successfully complete this loop will shrink over time as I learn to anticipate my colleague’s feedback and generally get better at the process.