A collection of my thoughts

"I don't think to write. I write to think." - Kevin Kelly

Seasons

Everything in life moves in Seasons. Season has its theme, and when a Season has passed it never comes again. Use fact in all areas of life to give yourself superpowers

First Published: 2024-01-17

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The Great Rewrite

Rewriting a piece of software is a daunting task. And sometimes straight-up dangerous. In this post, I explore the pros and cons of a rewrite, and share some examples along the way.

First Published: 2023-11-03

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The Ideal Customer Profile

Selling to everyone means selling to no one. The Ideal Customer Profile is a tool you can use to gain clarity about who you are selling to.

First Published: 2023-10-18

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The Unfair Advantage

Don't get caught up in perceived unfair advantages. The only thing that matters is doing quality work.

First Published: 2023-10-02

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Build Something Different

Building a company is hard. Building a company while obsessing over competition is even harder. Stop competing and build something different!

First Published: 2023-08-24

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Escaping the Availability Trap

Have you ever experienced days where you've been mostly responding to other people's requests and by the end of the day you're not sure if you've gotten any work done? Then this post is for you!

First Published: 2023-07-15

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Top 5 mistakes I've made as an angel investor

Angel investing is about making good decisions. The right decisions will give you money to last a lifetime and the wrong decision can lead to losing a lot of money. Having been angel investing for over four years now, I’ve made quite a few mistakes.

First Published: 2023-03-29

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The Four Stages of a Startup CTO

Throughout a startup's journey, the role of the CTO goes through four different stages, and each stage requires different types of leadership. Knowing what stage you are in and where the focus should lie is key for both CTO and founder.

First Published: 2023-03-22

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Exiting Your Angel Investment

My first two blog posts on angel investing were about getting into deals. This one is about how you get money back.

First Published: 2023-03-08

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Syndicated Angel Investing

Angel investing with other angels is a great way to manage risk and increase the likelihood of getting into the best deals. In this post, I try to explain why.

First Published: 2023-02-10

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A shitty first draft

Writing is editing. If you're having trouble writing something good, start by writing something bad.

First Published: 2023-01-29

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Angel investing - For fun and profit(?)

Angel investing has gained a lot of popularity. Here is my attempt to write the introduction post that I would have wanted to read when I started out almost four years ago.

First Published: 2023-01-08

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You're doing fine

If someone had given me ten cents every time I heard the sentence in the title, I would be a very wealthy man. However, that sentence is a perfect example of the worst type of feedback you can give someone.

First Published: 2023-01-03

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Effortless

Life is cumbersome when you work on other people's plans.

First Published: 2022-10-28

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The Focusing Question

Focusing on the right thing is hard. In his book, The One Thing, Gary Keller argues that you can use a single question to find actionable insight about where to direct your energy and focus.

First Published: 2022-07-02

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Breaking point

Most people I speak to have experienced some form of burnout. This is my story of the day that it happened to me.

First Published: 2022-05-22

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Managing remote teams

Managing is hard. Managing when you can't see your team every day seems even harder. Covid forced the and of many companies and the genie is not going back into the bottle.

First Published: 2022-05-03

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Why I write

I have finally decided to start putting my ideas where other people can see them. In this post I try to reason about why I do this in the first place.

First Published: 2022-03-25

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How to Slack

As covid hit and people who were used to working in an office had to start working remotely, Slack (and similar tools) became the de facto standard for communication. However, bad practices quickly lead to availability stress followed by burnout. This is a collection of rules that I use to avoid this.

First Published: 2022-02-26

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Left, right, and left again

One thing that I have been thinking a lot about lately though is the misuse of the word velocity. When most companies and teams say that they are measuring velocity they actually mean speed. But as it turns out, direction matters!

First Published: 2019-01-13

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