I’ve come to realise that building a high-performance team in a fast growing business is just one long fail. At any point in time you can only think “fuck, we have to do better than this”. Yet when you look back over a year of growth, the improvement is phenomenal.
[This is a slightly modified version of an internal travel blog post I wrote for the Vend crew] It’s a dreary Thursday in downtown Brooklyn, low cloud, muggy – but at least I got some good sleep. The F-Train was packed this morning. TL;DR: Embrace imperfection and change. Still no one doing transactional microservices. Tweet […]
[This is a slightly modified version of an internal travel blog post I wrote for the Vend crew] After a couple of nights of 4-hour jet lagged sleeps, I caught the F-train subway from my sister’s house (near Prospect Park) to Downtown Brooklyn. Turns out that the inside of the Brooklyn Marriot is the same […]
I’m hoping for a change of government in New Zealand come September, but not for the reason you may assume. Back in 2008 when John Key came to power, Twitter was barely kicking off and Granny Herald had about 40 or 50 thousand more subscribers than today. I genuinely can’t remember being involved in any real-time […]
After reading Lance’s latest post, I remembered an interview I heard on the radio this morning. It was about a serious workplace accident, at a company that has had two recent workplace deaths. The man being interviewed said: “We are treating this very seriously” I’m going to come right out and say no, you are […]