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What trying to blog somewhat regularly does for me

I have not been at all regular with my blog. I also have a bunch of draft posts on various topics just sitting there, partially written, mostly because I started writing and got stuck, or distracted, or ran out of time. Noticing that has made me want to write this, a short blog post about blogging (meta-blogging?). Trying to blog somewhat ...
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Warren Buffett: insights into his character, obsession with OPM

I tend to idolize Warren Buffett a little, something rekindled after recently reading Making of An American Capitalist. He's brilliant, humble, focused, self-confident, and frugal. He started his own "golf ball" business as a kid, employing an army of friends to fish out golf balls from ponds in local golf courses,  and then to clean, organize, and resell them. During his short ...
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Some books I’m reading, and why

Ever since I got my Kindle 3 years ago, I've been reading more. A lot more: before my Kindle, I'd probably average less than one book a year (not including those required for school). For me, it seems that the convenience of reading was a big factor. Why do I read? As Newton said, to "stand on the shoulder of giants" ...
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Free flashcards for the fantastic book on Customer Development, The Mom Test

I made this set of flashcards for the excellent book on Customer Development, The Mom Test, since the process and questions in the book are quite important and worth memorizing. Learn what the pain points are by talking to customers first, before building. Feedback on the flashcards welcome! Enjoy 🙂 http://quizlet.com/_r26z6 ...
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How our talented team won $2500 at the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Hackathon

We had an absolutely amazing and talented team at the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2014 Hackathon! Shout outs to our awesome front end designers Amanda Gobaud and Michelle Lee, and our tireless devs, Amine Tourki, Andrew Furman, and Teddy Ku. Here are the lessons that I learned from building a web application that won the $2500 Concur Technologies API first place prize ...
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Spreed – the exciting journey so far, and lessons learned

Spreed, the speed reading Chrome extension I developed last year to scratch my own itch, recently took off in popularity. People wrote about it in a few different places, and our installs in Chrome went up dramatically. The journey has just begun, but I've already learned some lessons that I wanted to share. Lessons learned
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