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Office layouts

June 12th, 2020

The first office I got to lay out was a robotics lab in grad school. We had a sandbox, a climbing wall, and a tree for robots to climb. One wall was entirely for tiny drawers with electrical and mechanical components. It was also right next to the machine shop. Oh yeah, there were some […]

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Cross tribe mentality

June 5th, 2020

Humans naturally form tribes. I reckon it’s encoded in our lizard brain algorithms. Whether it’s seeking comfort, security, or status we naturally entrench in our narrow group and distrust outsiders. I consider myself lucky to have lived in different parts of the world to observe different tribes, but have never fancied myself as fully part […]

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How to leave your company

May 25th, 2020

as a good leader and set the remaining team up for success Research has shown that the way you recall memory is 50% determined by the peak intense point and 50% is determined by the ending [1]. So you might as well get the ending of your tenure at a company right. And let folk […]

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My notes on salary and equity

May 29th, 2015

Managing is about making decisions quickly and more importantly, correctly. Every decision I need to make, I can discuss with my team except for determining their salary and equity numbers which is a solo endeavor. This makes it all the more important as a VPE or manager that you get this process right to do […]

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