“Even if you spend years doing something well, when it comes to work, people tend to focus predominantly on your last month rather than the first 59.”
“When outsiders talk about YC, they talk about its novel structure. But that’s only half of what YC is. The other half is our people and culture. That’s what I’ve focused on for the last decade, and that’s the half of YC that no one else has been able to duplicate.”
The Social Radar: What I Did at Y Combinator
“The interviewer called me on it, and (verbatim) said “are you fucking with me?” I still haven’t met anyone else who got told to stop fucking around in an interview.”
Stuff I’ve Messed Up While Interviewing
“I get asked a lot about what software consulting (aka freelancing) is like. Full-time salaried software developers tend to be the most curious. This post is a collection of observations I’ve made from my brief time as a consultant.”
“How did I stopped doing new things to focus into an unique effort, drastically monopolizing my professional life? It was a too big sacrifice to do, for an human being with a limited life span. Fortunately I simply never did this, I never stopped doing new things.”
I bought this album a while back when I heard that Zoe Keating’s husband was diagnosed with cancer. Now he’s gone.
Her work is haunting, ephemeral, and is all recorded by one person. I strongly recommend buying it, listening to it, as it stays with you over time.
Into The Trees
“Learn to manage people. Make sure your employees are happy. Don’t ignore this.”
Startup advice, briefly
“Unless you work for NASA there is no reason to have release cycles longer than two weeks.”
Java Doesn’t Suck – You’re Just Using it Wrong
“If they sometimes act as if they discovered typography like it was the Higgs boson, we can forgive their excess of enthusiasm.”
The Billionaire’s Typewriter