Using Trello for Hiring

Early in CloudHealth I used Trello as a quick and easy way to manage my time. Having a visual board gave me a sense of order that helped better manage my Lean validation. As time went on and the company was formed, I found new uses for Trello, such as…

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MVF: The Importance of Not Over-investing

The Lean movement has made everyone aware of the importance of a feedback loop in driving the success of businesses, products and features. By driving tight and iterative Build-Measure-Learn loops, organizations can limit the risk of their investments and not overcommit resources toward initiatives that either fail or do not…

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My Entrepreneur Not To Do List

As entrepreneurs of early stage businesses, we all aspire to help our companies navigate the turbulent waters from idea to product market fit. But once you've achieved product market fit, a new and sometimes harder challenge often arises: scaling the business. During the scaling phase, an upside to being an…

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Save $140 Per Month On Verizon Family Plan

While there are many personal services and products I value and pay for, there are a few I do not. My Verizon Wireless service falls in the later category. While I value being able to have voice and internet connectivity wherever I go, I will confess to believing this should…

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Confessions of a Technology Profiler

After years of being in the closet, I'm coming clean: I'm a technology profiler. In my never ending search for good engineers, I instinctively form opinions of the quality of someone's software talent based on nothing more than what I see in their profile. It's like a facial tic I…

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5 Requirements Not Found In My Job Descriptions

I get asked on a regular basis what I’m looking for in engineers. I think most people are expecting the answers found in a typical job description - e.g. CS degree or equivalent, 4+ years commercial software experience, work experience with modern language (i.e. Python, Ruby, Scala…

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