Skip to content

software

Members Public

How to Migrate From Ghost to Substack (Pt 1)

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

How to Migrate From Ghost to Substack (Pt 1)
Members Public

How to Add Value: Reduce Urgent Crises

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’

How to Add Value: Reduce Urgent Crises
Members Public

How To Ask For A Raise

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

How To Ask For A Raise
Members Public

Brag Doc: Why and How?

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.

Brag Doc: Why and How?
Members Public

Close to the Money

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

Close to the Money
Members Public

Employee Manager Fit

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

Employee Manager Fit
Members Public

80% of your job is your manager liking you

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

80% of your job is your manager liking you
Members Public

What's a pie grower?

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…

What's a pie grower?