Don’t Build for a Bubble

Posted in Startups, Thoughts

I heard we’re in a tech bubble. People have been calling our industry a bubble ever since angels and VCs started putting in a few extra bucks when that entire housing thing turned sour. Well, …

Y U No Join Startup?

Posted in Startups

Opportunities! Learning new things! Massive impact! Changing the world! T-Shirts and foosball tables! Beer and parties! Code ninjaing! There is seemingly an endless number of reasons to join a startup, especially now that so many …

Blind Hindsight

Posted in Startups, Thoughts

How many times have you heard about stories like Excite having a chance to buy Google, back in 1999, for $1 million? Or, if only someone not named Bill Gates got the rights to distribute …

Startups are about Passion

Posted in Startups, Work

It’s been an exhausting week. My first week as a software engineer at Square has me collapsing on the couch nightly. Though the first few days are always stressful and daunting – startups especially so …

Stop Trying to Hire Just “A” Players

Posted in Hiring, Startups

Interviewing and hiring sure has become a hot topic recently in the tech. space, from startups to big companies. From problems with technical interviews to major companies acqu-hiring startups for their engineers to analyzing talent …