Our official whiteboard for blog posts, musings, and occasional swashbuckling.
I know what it’s like to get punched in the nose, have a tech lead quit in the middle of a release, get the dreaded phone call that the system is down (and no one knows how to bring it back up). I’ve walked in your shoes so hopefully can provide some insights on the right steps to take.
When is the right time to implement and embed that new tech into your product?
At TurnKey Labs, we believe in the art (and value!) of merging work and fun.
How can we avoid layoffs?
It took me more than 35 years to figure out how to do the best work I could possibly do.
I learned to dive in head first into things I know nothing about (even if it risked my life).
We want a role model, not a leader who mocks us or tells us we need to toughen up.
I knew nothing about business. I was twenty-two years old, with questionable ethical judgment and barely a year of real-world programing experience…
What’s urgent, what’s important, and what needs to be ignored?
I take a stuffy with me whenever I travel for work.
…what we were doing was so important, and would work that we were willing to run on fumes.
Why does every engineer dream of reinventing the wheel?
Jedi mind tricks I’ve used that have helped me do hard things in life.
Entrepreneurs and volunteers don’t always go hand in hand.
I shut down my very first business during the 2008 financial crisis. It barely lasted three years…
The very first product I ever built never got any traction. Zero.
Is the hype cycle over?