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You are Going on a Quest

The most common conversation I’ve had during the last three start-ups was the growth conversation.Some version of: “Rands. I am here. How do I get there?”For leadership-minded engineers, there are four career paths available to you. I will describe three briefly, and then I’ll talk about the fourth one a lot.The first three career paths for leadership-minded...

Doomscrolling at Scale

WARNING: The contents of this article might adversely affect your information consumption habits.A few weeks back, the sitting President incited domestic terrorists to storm the Capitol, so they did. For reasons I still don’t fully understand, this was a relatively straightforward process for the insurrectionists. It was also an incredibly well-documented...

The One About Small Things, Done Well

In our 44th episode, we walk through the first chapters of Lopp’s 3rd book. Learning to deal with endless meetings, understanding The Situation, and learning that people often just want to be seen. Spend 45 minutes with Lyle and Lopp talking about important things.Enjoy it now or download for later. Here’s a handy feed or subscribe via Overcast or iTunes.https://traffic.libsyn.com/rands/theimportantthing0044.mp3The...

Fear is a Liar

He says things so sweetly. He knows all your failures. He remembers your emotional scars. He sounds like you. And he craves your attention. The Thursday after the election, I woke up, grabbed my phone next to the bed, and scanned the latest news. We were still two days from announcing the winner of the election, but there was good news. Some media...

The One about Bingeworthy Shows

In our 43rd episode, we recommend shows you just gotta binge this holiday season during our end times. (Recorded November 2020)Enjoy it now or download for later. Here’s a handy feed or subscribe via Overcast or iTunes.https://traffic.libsyn.com/rands/theimportantthing0043.mp3

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