Reader, I’d like to share three thoughts I had this morning with you.
These ideas are presented as if they’re specific to me, but the takeaways are generalizable for almost anyone. I hope you enjoy.
Continue reading “Confidence, Competence, & Gravity”
First, listen to the song “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock & Roll)” by AC/DC. You can find it here.
Even in the 70’s, it was a herculean task to reach AC/DC’s level of success as a rock group – countless bands with only room for a few to make it huge.
Continue reading “Game Selection”
I’m deeply unsatisfied with the life I lead. Some people might find this strange.
I’ve got a girlfriend whom I love, and who loves me back. My income puts me in the top 1% for my age. I live in one of the most vibrant & fun cities in the world.
I’ve attained many of the markers of success that society agrees upon as valid. So why am I not happy?
Continue reading “The Journey Forward”
“Where do you see yourself in five years?” is a classic interview question that I’ve had trouble with in the past.
It’s not a terribly complicated question to answer as a 26 year old software engineer, but as my mother knows from my battles with homework, making easy assignments into hard ones is something of a specialty for me.
Continue reading “Five Years”
Software engineers often carry a strong disdain for magic.
Ironically enough, this is because they’re in one of the few professions where magic, for most intents & purposes, actually works.
Continue reading “Magic”
Full In Partners is a software growth equity & buyout firm in Midtown Manhattan. They’re also my employer of almost a year.
Starting work here in May 2022 has been two miracles for the price of one.
Continue reading “Two Miracles”
I’m a tech guy. It’s in my blood.
My father introduced personal computing to his workplace back in 1986.
This workplace, mind you, was a farming & cattle ranching operation in the middle of nowhere. (Nearest to Fresno, in California’s Central Valley).
Continue reading “In My Blood”