• Pause, recharge, go

    I’ve been quiet for some time now… As you can see, I didn’t posted much to this blog or remote.ma in the last 3 weeks. And the reason is I was on vacation. Taking a vacation, or time off, is something I believe in and plan a lot. Keep pushing, no pain no gain, and […]

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  • Work happens outside of work, too

    It’s the weekend. You’re with your family playing cards. One of them asks you how work is going. You respond with the default answer, good. Then you remember that problem you had in the week and how you left without fixing it Friday. That problem was so hard you didn’t have a clue what’s causing […]

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  • My way of reading books

    After my latest article about the reading more books fallacy. It was clear that I don’t try to read lot of books in short periods of time. Or maximize the number of books I read in a given time. I read books slowly. And try to get the maximum info from them. I’ll present you […]

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  • The “reading more books” fallacy

    The “reading more books” fallacy

    There is a current tendency of bragging about how many books one did read. We start shouting out our number. The higher, the better. We see this in social media and the press too. “How this CEO reads a book a week”, “Reading 2 books a month is the secret…”, and plenty of articles we […]

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  • Either you accept it or change it

    Facing a situation, you have two options (and two only): Either you accept it, or change it. Do not think you don’t have the ability to change things because they depend on something out of your control. You are fooling yourself. If something reaches you. You can change it! But only, if you really want […]

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  • 1 year working remotely

    Today I’m celebrating one year of working remotely. The least I can say is it’s a completely different mindset, culture and experience. I learned a lot about time management, communication, and lot of technical knowledge. Thanks to all my teammates and people of Automattic. Happy to be part of this awesome company. After one year […]

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  • Reward yourself

    We’ve been getting rewards since our childhood. But somehow, when we get older, we stop rewarding ourself. We maybe think we are too old for this. But, years are only numbers. Life is too short. Reward yourself after completing something. And use it as a motivator to do more.

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  • Choose your friends wisely

    Your friends are people you’ll spend lot of time with. They will shape how you think, and how you feel. Choose people who treat others with respect and dignity. The way they treat a waiter tells a lot about them. And most importantly, choose friends with ethics.

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  • Be unique

    In order to be unique in a professional career, you need to be in the top 1% of what you’re doing. But reality is, it’s hard to be in the top 1%. Your chances are near null, unless you started doing it early, have good mentors, and a bit lucky. Scott Adams suggests another thing […]

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  • Shut up

    The last quote was, be interesting. And now you need to shut up. Or more importantly, you need to balance between keeping quiet and talking. Always talking will make you a jerk. Even if you have knowledge. Only talk when you feel you’ll add information to the subject. And sometimes, even if you think you […]

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