A collection of 5 things from the week that I found interesting, am enjoying, or am working on.
Book that I’m reading
This book is nearly 40 years old, but is still super relevant, and the principles within apply to any career, regardless of whether or not you have an “executive” title.
Favorite quote: “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
The /now page movement
Great career advice on Twitter
Gabriel Valdivia posted a thread with tips on navigating your career when starting out as a designer which has also applied to my career as a software developer.
Favorite quote: “Find your North Star — explore everything you’re interested in, then double down on the few things that you’re good at and enjoy doing (that combination is key).”
Nathan Barry (ConvertKit) on having a flexible schedule
From 2012 to the end of 2014, I worked remotely in a small team, and had a flexible schedule, and it was awesome.
In this video, Nathan Barry, CEO of ConvertKit, while snowboarding on a weekday, talks about the benefits of having a flexible schedule: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKi3pVkuM-k
Great advice on getting more readers for your tech article or blog
Olya Kostova shares 7 steps to promote your tech article or blog
Favorite quote: “Define the audience you want to reach. It is easier to write when you have concrete people in your mind.”
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