engineer-productivity, Uncategorized

Link: Silent Meeting

Photo: Calder & Picasso exhibition in Paris 2019 Amazon popularized the silent meeting No powerpoints Send a 5 pager ahead of time Sit in the meeting for 20 minutes to read and comment Then open up for discussion Give this a read on “Silent Meetings” are meetings where most of the time is spent […]

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getting things done, Uncategorized

Note taking iteration 2019

For note taking, I optimize for 3 things Being able to quickly create a document and worry about categorization later. Having access to the notes on any of my 3 machines, and phone Being able to find my notes later To do this, I’ve tried the following. Evernote, Google Docs, Google Keep, One Note. Several […]

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getting things done, trust, Uncategorized


In the last few weeks, I’ve learned the power of the following Reciprocate I asked a team of 6 people for help. They have commit 2 weeks of work and 5 hours of time to do face to face presentations. In return, I give them what they really want, direct access to people who can […]

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philosophy, Uncategorized

Are you on the diagonal?

In the book Skin In The Game, the author (pg. 61) stated a saying by the brothers Geoff and Vince Graham: I am, at the Fed level, libertarian; at the state level, Republican at the local level, Democrat; and at the family and friends level, a socialist. The author’s argument is that we cannot apply […]

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