Living in San Francisco makes you very aware of your income and how far your paycheck can get you. But it’s not simply a question of the “haves” and “have nots”: even people making 6-figure salaries can find themselves living check to check if they aren’t smart about budgeting. I’ve been in San Francisco for […]
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I ride 10 miles through San Francisco for work everyday (plus 8mi in Fremont, but that’s another post). Here are some key things I’ve learned in my first full month of riding in the city. 1. Cadence first, Speed second. It’s a bit embarrassing to get passed by 50-something’s when you’re pedaling the best you […]
I was on the BART this morning heading to work. It’s a 45 minute ride and I was feeling a little sleepy, so I figured I’d nap until we hit Fremont. About 10 minutes into the ride, I hear someone say, “Excuse me”. He repeats it a couple of times and I open my eyes. […]
My first full week as a San Francisco resident re-enforced all the my hopes and expectations about coming to the West Coast. Here are some highlights. Free Jazz Night at The Make-Out Spot I was looking for something mellow to start the week and found this event in the Mission. 3 solid jazz bands that […]
Stepping out for sunshine.
Start planning for Q4: what needs ordering, building, optimizing, removing or replacing. Bring Summer energy into the office: have a walking meeting, bring fresh fruit to the office, create a Crazy Sunglasses Contest, arrange a late day sunshine break. Go somewhere: a concert, a meetup, a resort, a morning yoga class, a margarita party.
When you start freaking out about change or challenges, then its time to take a step back and reframe the work in the larger context of your career and goals — the big picture. When you’ve invested yourself in a goal and worked to deliver, it’s especially difficult to learn that new requirements have changed […]
Fight the impulse to immediately start working on the next phase. The best thing you can do is take a breath and let things settle. Constant attention to the project and immersion in the requirements makes you ridiculously knowledgeable about what you’ve done and why. But along the way you lose touch with end users […]