Category Mathematics

The trouble with triples (and other tuples)

Ever since I first studied discrete mathematics and read Paul R. Halmos’ Naive Set Theory, I’ve been bothered by the conventional definition of tuples in terms of sets.

Category Scala

Scala custom syntax: “after”

I’ve run into this pattern a few times where I want to return the value of some expression, but I also need to do some side-effect between evaluating the expression...

Category Programming

The Four Duties of Coding

“Concision,” a noun form of the adjective “concise” makes for a handy one-word summary of what we are seeking in the artifacts we produce from our work as software developers....

Scala custom syntax: “after”

I’ve run into this pattern a few times where I want to return the value of some expression, but I also need to do some side-effect between evaluating the expression...

Category Leadership

Superpowered Resilience: Thriving in difficult times

How can you build a resilient business so you can not just survive difficult times but accelerate through them and pull ahead of the crowd as things improve?

Increase Effectiveness with Product Leadership Superpowers

Whether in a larger or more established company, in a small early-stage startup, or even in the ideation stage, good product management skills are essential to creating products people will...

Superpower Pack Exceeds Expectations for Latchel Employees

How do you make sure employee reviews are truly helpful to your employees and create lasting benefits to the business?

Leadership Lessons from The Art of War, Part 1

More than 2,000 years ago, one of the earliest known and most insightful works on the conduct of war was written in China. Sun Tzu’s The Art of War1 has...

Building a Stronger Company: How and Where to Start

With so many urgent needs and so much — often conflicting — advice, how do you know the best path to rapid improvement?

Your Minimum Viable Product… Isn’t

Talking with companies and teams aiming for rapid innovation and growth, over a wide range of sizes and stages, I find many will eagerly tell me about their progress and...

You are not Amazon. Now what?

Whether you are a fan of the company or not, Amazon is the force in commerce, technology, and even logistics today. Entire industries are being created, challenged and disrupted by...

Surfing the Avalanche: 7 Crucial Practices for Resilience at Scale

The pressure of Black Friday traffic at many companies and product launches at Apple are legendary. Companies and fortunes are made and lost on thriving or not during major spikes...