Author Archives: greg

A reasonably complete guide to cold calling

Cold calling. Few phrases strike as much terror into the hearts of entrepreneurs as that one. Inherently, we all know that it’s a great way to move the needle, but holy shit, cold calling is scary. I’m here to tell you that you can do it. And I’ll show you exactly how I have built… Read more »

Messy moments in dadding

My daughter is three. She’s my only child so I’ve been lucky enough to be extremely involved. Or rather, I’ve been lucky that she’s cool enough to become extremely involved in my life. She does everything with me. We watch baseball together, she sits on my knee while I write code and we go everywhere… Read more »

What the block? A simple primer on blockchains and their uses

In an industry that thrives on hyping buzzwords, blockchain has been one of the biggest, most hyped buzzwords of them all. Despite this amount of hype, few killer blockchain applications (outside of cryptocurrency) have emerged. Perhaps, this is because few people have a deep enough understanding of what blockchain is to dream about the problems… Read more »

Public Relations For Startups

Years ago, my friend Stacey and I published a magazine. It never got huge, but it got big enough that we started attracting inbound interest and press releases. Through learning how to handle those and talking with real journalists to learn how they handled those, I developed a sense of how to work with the… Read more »

Towards happier developers

(Subtitled – This is not another mental health/diversity post) While I acknowledge how important mental health and diversity are, I am not going to talk about either. Instead, I’m going to talk about ways that we can make all developers on our teams feel more comfortable and productive. While developer happiness and mental health/diversity are… Read more »