Category: Essays

Pull Quote: I'd rather solve the right problem with code that has room for improvement, than solve the wrong problem with perfect code.

Second Careers

I’m always fascinated by people who find second careers when they’re at the top of their game in the first one. To be really excellent at something and then switch to something else altogether is fascinating to see. Very often those people bubble to the top of whatever career they venture into. This week’s HeroPress …

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Pull Quote: I hope and pray that in some small way I'll be able to take what I've learned and make an impact for others.

Growing Up Rural

This week’s throwback essay is titled “I don’t know anything, and that’s ok“. It was written back in 2015 by my friend Kyle. He and I grew up in similar circumstances; far from a hub of civilization, in a relatively economically depressed area, without the best education opportunities. Yet he and I both managed to …

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We Interrupt This Broadcast

Due to some unforseen circumstances (life) there won’t be a new HeroPress essay this week. Instead I’m going to tweet quotes from past essays throughout the day.  In order to do that I’m re-reading each essay. I had forgotten how really amazing these are.  Each week I get so focused on the new one and …

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Thoughts on Comments

Before the first essay on HeroPress I decided not to have comments enabled.  I wanted each essay to stand alone as the ideas of that one person.  Comments would change the message, whether they be positive or negative.  Aside from that, many of the contributors open themselves up, exposing old wounds and sensitive memories.  The …

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Never Give Up

I first met Rafael Ehlers at PressNomics this last spring.  I’d already met some of his co-workers from MailPoet, and he already knew who I was from talking to them, so we had common ground right off the bat. We didn’t get much time to talk then, but we’ve talked a bunch on Slack ever …

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