Occasionally, I ask myself what professional advice I wish I’d been given earlier in my career. You know, like the kinds of things your grandmother would have told you, if only your grandmother had been a software engineer instead of an English teacher, and you’d been listening?
Strap yourself in…
It’s late now, after a couple beers. So this might get philosophical.
I’ve been a software engineer in the Valley for a while now. Written code and led teams, especially in tech startups, both successful and failed. And been lucky enough to work with amazingly skillful programmers. At times, one…
Yesterday, I was confronted with a moral dilemma. I need your help.
Actually, this thing — well, things — have been with me a long time.
In my closet.
Let me tell you how it started. I assure you, this is all true.
A few years ago, after moving…