I help boards and executives at growth-stage technology companies continue (or resume) rapid acceleration by advising them on improving their leadership capabilities, operations, and technology. While I specialize in executive advising on leadership and process, I can also dive into deep technical problems with Data Science or Software Engineering departments.
Do you think I can help you and your team? Contact me by email or Twitter! I’m always interested in learning about what other companies are working on and how I might be able to help. I’m usually booked 6 to 8 weeks in advance, but might be able to rearrange my schedule if a visit is needed.
I have a few tech projects in progress that will undoubtedly become blog posts. I’m also working on an e-book about leadership in organizations, as well as a field manual for triaging performance and architecture in growth-stage startups.
May 15, 2017
Intro I do a lot of work with growth-stage startups, and many of them use Redis for all sorts of things. Sometimes as a key/value store for caching, sometimes as a message queue, sometimes as a pub/sub message broker, etc. Redis is a great tool, with great performance, when used properly. However, I’ve often seen cases where it is not used with good performance in mind, often to the detriment of system uptime and customer satisfaction.
January 19, 2017
Good leadership is hard to quantify, especially when considering intrinsic qualities like humility (which I argue is the most important quality of all). However, there are external skills which can separate effective and ineffective leaders, and communication is arguably the most fundamental of those externally-visible skills.
When a company is small, and everyone fits in a single room, then a shared vision can almost be maintained by osmosis. Additionally, at this stage a company is usually extremely focused on a narrow goal or set of goals, so there is clarity not only due to small company sizes having more efficient communication, but also because the set of objectives is small as well.