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Written by Andrew Shell, a web developer from Madison, WI.
  1. November 07, 2021

    Today is the last day of my Ship 30 for 30 cohort. When I started on October 9th, I said that success would simply be posting 30 items I’m proud of, so it was certainly a success. It started pretty easy, and I had a lot of notes that I could draw from. Notes from books I’ve read…

  2. November 06, 2021

    Early in my career, I worked for an SEO company. I was pretty low on the totem pole but had a lot of chutzpah. I would get assigned a technical project specification written by a senior developer (in New Zealand) based on a report created by an SEO consultant in our Wisconsin…

  3. November 05, 2021

    Previously, I discussed reducing friction by using the simplest system that will get the job done (see Small Pieces, Loosely Joined). I briefly described (at the end) that I used a weekly checklist to get through my week. Folks on Twitter were interested in learning more about…

  4. November 04, 2021

    Today I interviewed for a leadership position at work. During the interview, the interviewer asked what my philosophy was for leading and mentoring people. I create an environment where it’s safe to fail, I assign projects that are a stretch for them to accomplish, and I do…

  5. November 03, 2021

    Here are three of my favorite books about productivity and goal setting. Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy The book’s tagline is “21 great ways to stop procrastination and get more done in less time”. For example, if it’s your job to eat a frog every day, you’d best do it first thing…