Take Control of your Calendar
February 19, 2024
Hey! Welcome back to another week of musings. This week is a long weekend in the US. It's President's Day. I hope you had time to recover from last week and...
What we're saying no to?
February 12, 2024
Hey! Welcome back to another week of musings. We're waking up sad because the 49ers lost the Super Bowl game. If you're a Chiefs fan, congratulations!...
Be what you want to see
February 5, 2024
Hey! Welcome back to another week of musings. Over the last week California has seen a lot of rain! Was this forwarded to you? You can subscribe here! Back...
January 29, 2024
Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We're celebrating here because the 49ers are playing at the Super Bowl. Was this forwarded to you? You can...
Connecting the Dots
January 22, 2024
Hey! Welcome to another week. I hope you have had enough time to rest and recover. We spent the weekend walking around town and chilling at home. Nothing too...
Think Big, Work Small
January 15, 2024
Hey everyone! My company observed MLK Day this year, so I'm probably enjoying the rain from inside my apartment, with my dog sleeping by my side. I hope you...
Notes on Note-taking
January 8, 2024
Hello there, I hope you had a great weekend! I took some time to enjoy the weather, even though it was raining heavily. Was this forwarded to you? You can...
2023 Year in Review
January 1, 2024
Hey everyone! Welcome to the new year; I hope you had a good end-of-year holiday and some time off. Was this forwarded to you? You can subscribe here! The...
From Implementing to Solving to Finding Problems
December 25, 2023
Hello there! This is the last issue of the year! I wondered if this one or the first of the year should be a review. But it was more appropriate to have the...
December 18, 2023
Welcome to another week of thoughts! I hope you had a good time during your weekend and can take time for the Holidays. I'm a Grinch, so I don't have days...
December 11, 2023
Hello! I hope you had a great weekend! We're getting ready to tackle the last weeks of work of the year. Some people might already be out on vacation, or...
December 4, 2023
Hello! I'm still dizzy from so much walking in Disneyworld and Universal Studios parks! I hope you enjoyed your Holidays; if you are in the US, I hope you...
Marathon, not sprint
November 28, 2023
Hey everyone! Sending this one a day late, because for some reason I didn’t schedule it correctly. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I'm on vacation after...
November 20, 2023
Hey! Welcome to another week; this week is also short in the US due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Not sure if you do Black Friday shopping, but you might want...
Career vs Job
November 13, 2023
Hey! Welcome to another week. My wife and I had a day off this weekend and visited Big Sur because we barely traveled around California. We're mostly city...
November 6, 2023
Hey there! Welcome to another week. This week’s topic hit close to home recently. I think we all have these ups and downs, impacting not only your personal...
End of Year Feedback
October 30, 2023
Hello everyone! I hope this weekend went well for you! We did some dog-sitting with my wife; it was night and day between the 8-month-old puppy and our...
Technical Excellence Programs
October 23, 2023
Hey everyone! I hope you’re feeling well and rested. Take care as always, and learn to set boundaries! These last few weeks have been of peaks and valleys...
October 16, 2023
Hello everyone! Welcome to a new work week. I hope you had an excellent restoration time during the weekend. We spent the time with my wife doing chores...
Constraints and Trade-offs
October 9, 2023
Hey there! Welcome to another week of random musings from me. I hope you had a great weekend. It's always hard to keep a weekly schedule, and I want to get...
A Job Well Done
October 2, 2023
A job well done Hello! Welcome to another week. I hope you are well rested. I've been thinking lately about the shapes of leadership and the topic of today's...
Do the work, talk about it
September 25, 2023
Hey! Welcome to another week. I hope you had a great weekend. I spent my weekend planning some vacation time with my wife and family. Was this forwarded to...
September 18, 2023
Hello! Welcome to another week. I hope you had a great time resting. Last Saturday we went with my wife to watch Ed Sheeran live! It was a fantastic show and...
Who's doing your job?
September 11, 2023
Hello! Hope you had a great weekend! I could rest a bit more than usual, which is always a good thing. The question for this week was put on my mind amidst...
September 4, 2023
Hello! Hope you had a great weekend! In the US, we have a long weekend due to Labor Day. For all you know, I might be having brunch somewhere instead of...
Are you happy where you are?
August 28, 2023
Hello there! I hope you had a great weekend. I had a pretty chill one. We had some visits, and we played board games for a few hours. This week's topic has...
August 21, 2023
Hello, Hope you had a great weekend! I'm writing this on a plane and didn't have the time to write this week's issue entirely. Was this forwarded to you? You...
August 14, 2023
Hello! I hope you had a wonderful past week. Last Thursday, we celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary by going to dinner, and we had a wonderful time! We've...
August 7, 2023
Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I've had this topic in draft and keep trying to write about it but never fully finished my thoughts. I thought,...
Maker vs Manager Time
July 31, 2023
Hello! Welcome to another week! I'm writing this before leaving for a concert in a few hours. I plan to write what I want and ask myself why I plan my posts...
July 24, 2023
Welcome to another week! I hope you had a good weekend and got some rest. Writing practice is always good, and in general, it has helped me understand what...
July 17, 2023
Ownership Hello! Welcome to another week of this newsletter. For the past couple of weeks, I've been thinking of challenging myself by doing a daily...
Sharing as networking
July 10, 2023
Hello! Welcome to a new week and the second week of July. It's odd because we are past the year's first half, but it never sinks in on the first week. Time...
July 3, 2023
Hello there! Welcome to another week of this newsletter. This week, we got July 4th Holiday in the US, and I took time off today to be with my family. I hope...
Set up for success
June 26, 2023
Hello! I hope you had a great week! This past week was a short week for me in the US. We had Juneteenth Holiday. Anyhow, let's get with today's issue!...
Extending Your Network
June 19, 2023
In the past, I’ve talked with managers and directors about networking for their reports because they generally want to help their teammates improve their...
June 12, 2023
During the week, I talked with people who wanted to start as mentors but needed help finding mentees. I’ve also found that it takes work for people to find...
June 5, 2023
What Is Liminal Space? Liminal space refers to the place a person is in during a transitional period. This past week was an odd one for me from multiple...
May 29, 2023
This week is short, as it is Memorial Day today in the US. Since I’ve only lived a short time in the US, I still get pleasant surprises from the US holidays,...
May 22, 2023
Last week was a jumble of thoughts where you feel you’re not being productive enough and stop and wonder why you feel that way. As I left the “hard skills,”...
May 15, 2023
Second-order thinking, which relies on thinking of long-term consequences of decisions, becomes a critical skill to learn as we grow our scope or ownership...
Fear, Uncertainty of First Times
May 8, 2023
If you've ever read, watched, or googled something from Brené Brown, you may have come across this quote she references often. "It is not the critic who...
May 1, 2023
Hello! The past week I had a set of multiple competing priorities that had to get dealt with. I came to several points during the week where I needed to pick...
Culture, Strategy, Brunch?
April 24, 2023
Hello! Have you ever sat down and thought about your team culture? Your manager's manager culture? The larger organization culture? What gets rewarded? What...
What you can control
April 17, 2023
I’ve spent the past few weeks struggling with things I can’t control. What makes it harder for me to deal with them is that it has that tiny glimpse of hope...
April 10, 2023
For the past few weeks, and as we wrapped up the first quarter of the year, I was doing a retrospective if I was being effective enough in my role. The scope...
April 3, 2023
This past week has been one of those weeks where work takes you across a journey of multiple roles to play with the different teams I work with, both in the...
Programs and Processes
March 27, 2023
Hey everyone! Long time no see, the past few weeks, I've been very focused on several topics that took a lot of my time, and I couldn't find inner peace to...
How to tell a (promotion) story
March 6, 2023
One piece of advice my mentor gave me when I wanted a promotion is to tell a story that you’re consistently executing at the next level. Generally, in tech,...
February 14, 2023
Hello! Long time no see. I hadn’t been writing for a few weeks, something like not feeling right. Probably from all the layoffs within the company I work...
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