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The first year of being a technical startup cofounder

Reflecting on my first year as CTO of Craftwork, and the many things I've learned along the way.

Intellectual humility: how to be wrong productively

How to use being wrong to improve UX and product design. Learn how to embrace mistakes and create better products for your users.

Cognitive load, UX, and why you should care

Cognitive load is a concept that is important to understand that is often overlooked, and has a huge impact on both UX and the lived experience of building your product.

Reddit as a tool for learning

If you haven't been using reddit as a tool for learning, you are truly missing out. It's time to give it a try.

Your portfolio is a timeline of your growth

At some point in your life, you will look back on the work you did when you were just getting started with a new skill, and see everything you did wrong. Let's talk about how to channel that feeling for good

We hurled a people into space by building a pool: the case for simplification

Everyone has their moonshot: something that seems impossibly difficult. We can learn a lot from the people who have landed their own moonshots.

Tiny Improvements for big changes

Discover how tiny habits like journaling, language learning, & writing helped me stay grounded during the pandemic & achieve personal growth.

You are far more influential than you think

You're already marketing yourself every moment. You just need to be aware of it and do it intentionally.

The first 90 days as a technical cofounder - building a startup in 2023

I'm building a new company for the first time since 2016. A lot has changed since then. Here's what feels different this time around.

Wabi-Sabi - embracing imperfection for tech teams

The products we build are naturally imperfect. We can learn from the flaws and imperfections in our code to create better, more resilient products while nurturing team and personal growth.

An idiot's guide to using ChatGPT to make yourself smarter

ChatGPT is amazing, and quickly finding its way into mainstream use - regardless of how tech-savvy the end user is. This is how I use ChatGPT to learn.

Why Liquid Death's branding is murderously effective

Discover the science behind naming and branding, and how the Bouba/Kiki effect can help you create a brand identity that resonates with your audience.

The productivity tool I use every day to multiply my output

I've been using networked note taking to organize my thoughts and ideas for years. Here's how it's helped me become more productive and efficient.

The math behind why cafes should have round tables

Though we don't often think of it this way, the objects and buildings around us are the result of a series of design decisions.

The finicky nature of color in product design

Choosing colors for your product can be a difficult task. There are cultural, historical, contextual, and even physiological factors that can influence how we perceive color.

Perception and unexpected tricks of the mind

Explore the fascinating world of perception and cognition in the Tiny Improvements newsletter. Uncover the unexpected tricks of our minds and learn how to make tiny improvements in our cognitive abilities.

Learn from me: a Dunning-Kruger expert

Drawing on the Dunning-Kruger Effect to propel tech progress is like using a slingshot to travel into space: Leaving our comfort zone to learn from experts gives us the momentum to break through boundaries and break records.

These are the books that shaped my career

A sampling of books that have had a fundamental impact on my career as a designer, developer and startup founder.

Tools for building a new company

I spent the last week spinning up a new company for the first time since 2017. Here are the tools I used.

Building your brand in the developer community

Learn how to build a personal brand as a developer or product builder to differentiate yourself in the tech industry and gain recognition for your work. Authenticity and consistency are key to attracting the right people and opportunities. Follow these steps to get started.

Customer experience, quality, and the hype cycle

The Gartner Hype Cycle, and its relationship with customer experience for new products and companies.

Put a fork in it - how to know when your work is ready to publish

Deciding when your work is "done" can be a crippling decision for creators. Let's talk about that.

Get started: The trick to publishing online

The biggest benefit about telling people online about what you're learning is the network effect.

What it's like to get laid off and go viral on the same day

Last week may have been the most complicated week of my life. I got laid off from Stripe, and went viral on Twitter. Here's what happened.

What I learned from using AI in my work

Machine learning and AI tools have been making waves in the news lately. Let's take a look at some that you might want to consider using

Tips for managing burnout and stress

We all experience stress and burnout at some point in our lives. Here are the tools I've found to stay ahead of burnout in my job and my relationships.

5 Design rules everyone should know

For most of my life, I would not have described myself as a creative person. As it works out, nobody is inherently creative. It's all about following rules.

Remember these apps?

This Dispatch of Tiny Improvements dives into some of †he apps we've forgotten, no code tools, and time off.

The way we talk about our things

This we we talk about intentional use of language and how it can affect subconscious behavior.

I swear I wrote that down somewhere πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

Training your brain with networked note-taking, privacy-first analytics for websites, expensive asparagus, speed reading and retention.