Dear Jason and David, aka the founder-owners of Basecamp who up until 2021 earned 100% of the company’s profits along with Jeff Bezos, As you know, I am writing this while on medical leave from Basecamp, a condition that was necessary in large part because of the extreme emotional duress I have experienced as anContinue reading “An Open Letter to Jason and David”
I am not your Yoko Ono I never understood all these pop culture references growing up. “Privileged to”. “Serving at the pleasure of.” “Captain, my captain.” “One ring to rule them all.” They required context, specifically White context, and I wasn’t that. Also: I didn’t have the time. I spent my school vacations working theContinue reading “In search of dignity at work”
Stop the beta spray In the rock climbing community, there’s a turn of phrase: “beta spray”. It’s what people call it when a climber throws out all this knowledge about how to climb a particular route — called colloquially, a “problem”. Guess who tends to beta spray? Men. White men, in particular. I’ve done it.Continue reading “I’m getting some feedback”
The metric people fixate on tells you a lot about their frame of reference That is, after all, the whole point of selecting metrics. Remember, data never got it’s driver’s license. For instance, recently someone I loved showed hesitancy to get the COVID-19 vaccine. I was so surprised. They were an engineer by training. WhatContinue reading “Selecting Metrics”
While I think about long-term visions, P keeps us grounded on the important details of the present, like dessert.
Once I was asked how I respond to fear. Do I run? Scream? Fight back? The answer isn’t that simple.
I don’t seek a return to “normalcy”. I live forward, because I know there’s no going back to “normal”.