As Feynman says, if you can’t explain something to a five year old, you don’t fully understand it! Here is my ELI5 for autophagy. Our bodies are full of cells which are the basic building blocks of living things. They're like the lego pieces that make up humans. We have skin cells, brain cells, fat … Continue reading ELI5: Autophagy
It sometimes seems like our days go by so quickly. But at the same time when we pick our heads up from the daily grind, the days feel so long but the decades feel even shorter. One day has 24 hours. If you break that in to 10 minute chunks you get 24 hours * … Continue reading 10 Minute Blocks
At times its easy to think: “How is what I am doing right now going to be helpful for me at all, in 1 day, 1 week, or 1 year from now?” This thought could come up during a class in college, or at work during a project that you just really aren’t that interested … Continue reading What’s the point?
Resisting the temptation of “in this one extenuating circumstance, just this once, it’s okay” has proved to be one of the most important decisions of my life. 100% of the time is easier than 98% of the time This marginal-cost argument applies the same way in choosing right and wrong. Many of us have convinced … Continue reading “Decide what you stand for. And then stand for it all the time”
When working on a startup it always feels like there is so much to do and yet so little time to do it. How is one supposed to decide what to do and determine if they should even be doing that thing in the first place? I think there is an answer. There are three … Continue reading How to Spend Your Time When Working on a Startup
Why do we gossip? Because it’s easy and fun. We gossip because it’s easier and more fun to recognize and label the mistakes of others rather than recognize our own mistakes. But what exactly is gossip? One definition is: “something said about another person with negative intent.” Ask yourself: when’s the last time you said … Continue reading Gossip
“You are not you when you are hungry” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbpFpjLVabA But what is actually “hanger?” How does it work? Is it real? And if one is hangry should they grab a Snickers? Turns out the hanger is real. Here is the science behind why we get hangry: "When we do not eat, blood sugar goes low," … Continue reading Hanger
A nice product reminder from the Amazon checkout flow, as highlighted by growth.design is: Remove Mental Barriers The way Amazon does this is by proactively reminding users that if they subscribe & save they can skip or cancel at any time. This is a great example of being customer centric and anticipating or knowing your … Continue reading Product Tips From Amazon Checkout Flow
What happens when you review the product adoption curve and also recently learned about stonks? The Stonk Adoption Curve is born. You probably have no clue what this is so let's break it down. What is the product adoption curve? The product adoption curve is a standard model that reflects who buys your products and when. Think of it … Continue reading The Stonk Adoption Curve
I was doing some research in to what Standups for agile teams are and created a summary + basic explanation of what Standups are in question and answer format below. Notes are from this article. Summary A standup is a 15 min max meeting to quickly plan for the next 24 hoursThe standard structure for … Continue reading What are Standups?