Tips for planning a high school reunion

Having never planned a high school reunion before, here’s a non-exhaustive list of things I wish I had known in advance: Pick a date about 9 months in advance, announce it, and then don’t think about it for 7 months. You don’t need to spend 7 months meeting, discussing, and meeting again. The last two months […]

Why do some developers at strong companies like Google consider Agile development to be nonsense?

Why do some developers at strong companies like Google consider Agile development to be nonsense? Most points resonate — particularly this one: 10. Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential. – Most teams simply don’t spend enough time on this. A sense of urgency often overrides careful planning. The problem here is […]

Essays from Peter Thiel’s Stanford class on startups

Essays from Peter Thiel’s Stanford class on startups. In a nutshell, freely available material like this is why I am a college dropout. Every essay is worth reading — queue up your Pocket. I particularly appreciated this one on markets, competition, and monopolies. (via Spittle)