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Written by Andrew Shell, a Senior Web Engineer/People Lead from Madison, WI.
  1. December 23, 2021

    I’ve spent most of my adult life studying personal development, and a big part of personal development is goal setting and task management. It’s the end of the year, and everyone is talking about setting your goals for next year and what your “New Years Resolutions” are. Others…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…