Trust and Credibility

Some of my biggest struggles on my current team at Microsoft were related to the question of who got to contribute what. Some people’s word would be taken as gospel, and others as a mere distraction. The difference was initially mysterious but, in hindsight, should have been obvious. Ideas…

Figure Out What You Want to Stand For

Have you ever wondered what you really stand for? It’s a tough question to answer, and most of us to put off answering it (myself included). I look at people like Aaron Swartz, Edward Snowden and Noam Chomsky with huge admiration because, politics aside, they’ve found an answer…