I have to keep reminding myself why I love living in the California Bay Area, because like anyone here, routine events regularly cause me to question myself. For example, my monthly utility bill. Or, the property taxes.

Ahem.

One of the reasons I do genuinely love it here is the…

A few weeks into my job at Google, a colleague seamlessly incorporated the plural form of the word “focus” into a meeting (i.e., “foci”)—and in a sidebar taught me how the word was properly pronounced (something like “faux-sci”).

I’d found my people.

For nearly four years, I’ve had the absolute…

I started work at Google this week; I’m pretty excited about it. Dion also joined. We’re leading some teams in Google’s new-ish “Developer Products Group”, focused on ensuring Google’s developer-facing products are awesome.

When you stop to consider Google’s developer offerings, even the most partial list is pretty impressive: Android, Chrome, Google Cloud, Firebase, Go, Project Tango, TensorFlow, Kubernetes, Material Design, and Pixate to name just a few.

I’m humbled at the opportunity to work with the teams behind such great products and thrilled that I continue to have the chance to work closely with Dion.

More later; back to work!

What I Learned Trying the Narrative Clip

My memory stinks. I get it from my mother.

A creative genius, Mom is a natural artist and storyteller with enough charisma to fill any room. She’s always dreaming up new plans, new projects, and new ideas and bursting with energy and dynamism.

But on the flip-side of this…

Ben Galbraith

Tech entrepreneur, executive, and investor; octo-dad

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