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The End of Everything (Astrophyiscally Speaking)

Mark Mzyk January 7, 2021

The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) is, as the title makes clear, a book about endings. Specifically ours and the universes. But to tell the story of the ending it must, like all good books, start at the beginning. Katie Mack does a wonderful job outlining what scientists know about the Big Bang and how […]

What does success look like as a manager?

Mark Mzyk February 25, 2019

I was asked a seemingly simple question recently: What does success look like as a manager? On the surface there are as many answers as there are managers. Success is shipping the product. Success is hitting the team’s KPIs. Success is solving a deep technical problem. Success is nailing the roadmap. Success is increasing ARR. […]

The Evils of Snark

Mark Mzyk February 11, 2019

Snark, noun : An attitude or expression of mocking irreverence and sarcasm • Merriam-Webster Dictionary Even if you’ve spent very little time in tech, you’ve almost certainly heard snark. It is the lingua franca of tech. We use it to communicate and bond about shared frustrations, especially about the everlasting struggle to get our code […]