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February 4, 2017

Nearly Everything's Changed

High-growth companies are not for those who love stability. Those caught in the growth spurt rarely have time to reflect...

January 29, 2017

Managing Growth

Growth is my job. Well, management is my job, but growth is mostly what I think about. I’m tasked to...

January 22, 2017

Assessing Impact

As a company scales a Design team cannot afford to function any longer on an ad-hoc basis. Many things get...

July 3, 2016

Paying Attention

A few pages in and my body is softening to comform to the edges of the couch I’m sitting in....

June 19, 2016

What is Management?

Management isn’t a promotion from Senior Designer to Lead. It’s a completely different job with a unique set of goals....

May 20, 2016

The Weight of Words

Words have always guided my interests. The majority of my time is spent seeking personal essays in video, audio or...

March 9, 2016

Adjustments

Near the end of last year in November (a week after my birthday!) I was formally documented at Shopify as...

February 4, 2017

Nearly Everything's Changed

High-growth companies are not for those who love stability. Those caught in the growth spurt rarely have time to reflect...

January 29, 2017

Managing Growth

Growth is my job. Well, management is my job, but growth is mostly what I think about. I’m tasked to...

January 22, 2017

Assessing Impact

As a company scales a Design team cannot afford to function any longer on an ad-hoc basis. Many things get...

July 3, 2016

Paying Attention

A few pages in and my body is softening to comform to the edges of the couch I’m sitting in....

June 19, 2016

What is Management?

Management isn’t a promotion from Senior Designer to Lead. It’s a completely different job with a unique set of goals....

May 20, 2016

The Weight of Words

Words have always guided my interests. The majority of my time is spent seeking personal essays in video, audio or...

March 9, 2016

Adjustments

Near the end of last year in November (a week after my birthday!) I was formally documented at Shopify as...

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November 8, 2017

Follow Your Own Advice

Out of all the advice I give I tend to give this one the most often. It’s old-school advice drilled...

April 9, 2017

Two Habits that Changed my Career

It’s the small things that make big waves. I have two habits I’ve picked up over the years which I...

April 2, 2017

On Commitment

The biggest lessons I’ve ever learned were from periods of extended commitment. Our available choices now send us into paralysis...

March 26, 2017

Retrospectives: Bring Me Only Problems

Asking for solutions first is bad management advice. ‘Don’t bring me problems—bring me solutions!’ teaches your team not to speak...