What is a recovering data scientist?

“What is a recovering data scientist?” This question arrives in my LinkedIn messages at least once a week. It’s easy to see why, since my LinkedIn title says “recovering data scientist”. While “recovering data scientist” is admittedly a bit clickbaity, there’s also considerable truth to the moniker. The “recovering data scientist” schtick started several years … [Read more…]

Later Instagram and Twitter

For people who’ve asked where I’ve been lately on various social media, here’s a quick answer. My only public social platform right now is LinkedIn. In the last few weeks, I deleted my Instagram and Twitter accounts. This means I’m totally removed from those platforms. You won’t find me there. Similar to what I did … [Read more…]

2019 – New Year, New Habits

It’s the day after Christmas, and I’m sitting in my grandma’s house in Omaha. She’s a cute 88 year old lady who always inspires me to be a better version of myself. She never complains, and simply continues to take care of herself and focus on what she can change for the better. We’ve never … [Read more…]

Hello again :)

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted anything here. Truth be told, I’ve been hyper-focused on other things besides writing. Not writing is a bad habit though. Writing is critical, and something I’ll be doing a lot more of. So, hello again 🙂 So what’s been taking up my time? My last post about … [Read more…]

When Your Mentor Dies, You Become The Mentor

Throughout my life, I’ve had some incredible mentors – iconoclasts and geniuses, rich and poor, all of whom took their time to teach me valuable lessons. I’m not sure what any of them saw in me at the time, but they all shaped who I am today. I am extremely grateful for their lessons. Yesterday … [Read more…]

2018 – Habits, Not Resolutions

Tomorrow is 2018. Many people will set New Year’s resolutions. Depending on the type of resolution, 80% of those with New Year’s resolutions will fail by mid-February. Most people fail because they don’t want to put in the hard work. It’s easier to coast along for the year. Then New Year’s rolls around, resolutions are made … [Read more…]

Back From Asia

Jet lagged like crazy right now, so no new weekend reads. Next week, I’ll have an article or two. Have a fun weekend!

Anecdotes on Asian Technology Use

Since I’m currently visiting Asia, here are some of my personal observations on Asian technology use. Not comprehensive or scientific, but just some things I’ve noticed on several visits over the years, across several countries. Mobile is king. I very rarely see desktop computers. The notion that Asia leapfrogged the desktop is very obvious. Everyone … [Read more…]

Benchmarks for companies I want to work with full-time

Last month, I left my full time job at a local startup (we’re still on good terms, and I still consult with them) to focus on building product, as well as consulting where it makes sense. Almost instantly, I started getting multiple inquiries from companies regarding new opportunities. Almost unanimously, I’ve politely and respectfully declined … [Read more…]

Reading List Schedule

Every Saturday morning, I will publish a reading list of articles, podcasts, and other content that I’ve found interesting and amazing throughout the week. This means the quasi-daily schedule of links will become once a week. My schedule is quite hectic during the week, so I’d rather accumulate and curate great content, and share once … [Read more…]