Buzzwords are all over tech, but one that has been turned into a sort of a standalone pseudo-religion is the concept of “passion.” Startups love talking about how they’re passionate about their app and the culture they’re fostering that only welcomes those who are also passionate.[Read more…] about Passion is for Amateurs
Stop Using Business Cards
Printing up business cards is one of those things that has become so common that it is often viewed as a requirement for any aspiring capitalist.
Networking book authors stress the importance of getting a business card in every person’s hand, and not having them for an event is seen as the ultimate business sin.[Read more…] about Stop Using Business Cards
Memory & Business
Although most of my writing has to do with learning and improving yourself, today I thought I’d go off onto a more practical path and explore how memory can help you in business.[Read more…] about Memory & Business
Am I Too Old to Learn X?
This question gets tossed around all the time, especially amongst people who are over the age of 25. I’m not a sociologist, but I would guess this has a lot to do with how images of young, successful geniuses have been propagated throughout our society.[Read more…] about Am I Too Old to Learn X?
Learning How to Program
“I’m learning how to program…”
As someone who goes to quite a few tech meetups, I hear people say this on a regular basis. When I mention that I code for a living, I often get a torrent of questions about the best ways to learn. Rather than be a dick and tell them “hey, I wrote book about learning, just read that!”, I end up writing epically long emails about all the factors a newcomer to coding should consider.
In an effort to spend less time writing emails, I decided to create this blog post. Since I’m usually telling people the same things over and over again, it makes sense to just have this information in a single, easily-accessible place.[Read more…] about Learning How to Program