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Reflection on writing every day for 60 days

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Meta / Miscellanous / Thursday

When I started this blog, it’s main objective was to “catalogue things I am learning.” It turned out to be a lot more than that. I want to talk about some of those things today. To write is to think This summer, I’ve realized that the best way to develop rigor in you thinking is to write. This is because even though a decent portion of the writing on this blog was semi-structured in my mind […]

Different types of innovation

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Miscellanous / Thursday

At the end of Rafah’s post last week, I wrote down that it gave me some thoughts for future posts. This is that post. Rafah’s role as Technical Program Manager at Salesforce showed her a different kind of role – one that largely consists of coordinating various efforts and aligning different people towards a given goal. In her own words: If a TPM (any project manager, really) is doing a good job, you probably won’t […]

Logistics: Unsexy but critical

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Miscellanous / Thursday

Being an Industrial Engineer, I have taken some foundational classes on how supply chains work and how to optimize them in ideal scenarios. As I have found this summer, classes often downplay what’s important and emphasize what’s not. Through my internship and conversations with people in some of the merging companies in the logistics industry, I have learned that a good supply chain can be one of your strongest moats if you’re running a company […]

How to use Twitter correctly

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Miscellanous / Thursday

For whatever reason, my friends don’t really use Twitter. When asked why, a common sentiment is “I don’t really know how to” or “it’s just angry politics and trolls”. I personally think Twitter is the social network which is the most valuable. So in the spirit of my post last week, I thought I would outline a playbook on how to best use Twitter. This will be focused, as all posts on this blog are, […]

On the lack of playbooks – and what to do about it

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Miscellanous / Thursday

It’s well known that most things worth doing are hard. Anything with outsized rewards will have a large number of people going for it and so there needs to be barriers to entry. To quote the late computer scientist Randy Pausch, “Walls exist for a reason – it’s to keep out people who don’t want it enough.” But another common thing about hard things is that there is rarely a playbook for how to do […]

Collected Thoughts on Amazon

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Miscellanous / Thursday

When it comes to Amazon, there is so much to cover. On one end, you have the convenience that is hard to resist – yes, even for those who complain about low wages in warehouses on Facebook. On the other end, it seems that there is no opposition on the playing field. With my own work this summer and engaging with business operations on a deeper level, I’ve been pushed to think more about the […]

Identity and Opinions

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Miscellanous / Thursday

If you ask most people, they will say that their opinions and beliefs are who they are. Through my conversations with people, it looks something like this: This is highly problematic. Why? Because it means that when someone challenges your opinion, it’s an attack on you. This also means that you are much less likely to change your opinions and belief. And there is good reason for you to not to trust your beliefs. For […]