Last week, I migrated the TTT newsletter from Ghost to Substack for 2 reasons 1. Better email deliverability 2. Network effects to grow the community Since switching, I've grown subscribers over 10%. It's not just me, see this thread from Louie Bacaj... In a prior role, systems my team and
In 2015, I quit my job to start a company with some buddies of mine. I did 14 hour days. I built real-time data pipelines with Kafka. I’m still impressed with what we built. But after 9 months, we ran out of money. I was so tired. I couldn’
I got a 48% raise this year. I didn’t threaten to quit. I didn’t get competing offers. Even with inflation at 17%. I thought you had to do both, but luckily I saw this LinkedIn post from Louie Bacaj in Feb 2022 - during Performance Reviews. Let me
I started keeping a Brag Doc at work in Aug 2018. I learned about them from Julia Evans on Twitter. The premise is simple. You’re already doing awesome work, therefore, you should get recognized for it. Since I started, I’ve been promoted every year - except for 1.
You know the value of your code. Your boss does not. One app my old team built made 90% of the company's revenue. The code was so terrible it took 45 minutes to compile. Even though the app was slow and clunky we still got paid. 10% raises just for
The quality of your work matters much less than who your manager is. I’ve had an “exceeded expectations” rating and been laid off shortly thereafter - twice. To prevent this from happening again, I’ve developed a framework to categorize my manager so that I can maximize the return
I've had seven different jobs with ten different managers in my career. If a manager doesn't like you, It doesn't matter how good your work is. Whether you get a promotion, a raise, that new project, or laid off - only your manager decides. Your manager is a human. Humans
A pie grower is an individual with a growth mindset. The pie is the gap between what exists and what could be. Growing pie is by far the most direct way to grow your career. By growing the pie, you create an irrefutable ledger of transitive success. Let me explain…