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Put the world in zugzwang

In 2008 I worked in a restaurant as a waiter. I had been in the restaurant business since at least 14 years old. By the age of 23, in 2008,  I worked at Enzos Restaurant, one of the best authentic Italian restaurants in The Bronx at the time. I was

Put the world in zugzwang
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The number one mistake leaders make.

The biggest mistake a leader can make is to not fight enough for their people. In all of the largest companies, promotion time is a time of in-fighting. It is contentious at Amazon, Facebook, and every highly competitive place. A promotion cycle is when managers literally shout at each other

The number one mistake leaders make.
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The Importance of Hard Things

I enjoy doing hard things with solid periods of rest in between. Hard is relevant, but objectively some things are harder than others. I learned that the harder the thing, the fewer the people that want to do it. The fewer the people who want to do it, the more

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Women and diversity in tech.

It is no secret that software engineering is now dominated by men, giants like Google and Facebook all have big issues with diversity especially when it comes to gender. It is not just those giants though, if we are honest with ourselves all of us in tech have this issue.