Product leaders need to keep up with the latest techniques and trends for managing the very best product in their respective market. This is no different from programmers learning a new framework or doctors learning about new methods for treating illnesses. …


Learn to tell a story with data

One of the top things I’m always looking to improve is my story-telling. Leaders from top organizations around the world agree that it is an important leadership trait and one which needs a lot of practice to master. There are many books, TED talks, and articles that offer examples of…


Efficiency is a function of a solution’s impact on meaningful time savings for key resources within a company. It’s not just about the ROI and cost savings; it’s about the degree to which it helps the business thrive. Improving operational efficiency can be approached in a number of ways. Some…


If you are not already familiar with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), here’s a brief introduction of the learning ideology that is reshaping modern education. MOOCs are relevant, flexible, and specific to commonly-desired topics. More accurately, they are online courses which are open to anyone who wants to enroll. Note…


Establishing a proper development setup is essential to an efficient workflow. This is as important to Data Scientists as it is to Web or App developers. The preferred environment usually evolves over time and there are many different ways to approach this process. This is mine.

First, My Development Languages

I primarily work with…


Neat Software and Data Projects, Education, Inspiring Service

No resolutions, but refined achievable goals — I will be focusing on three areas of continued improvement this year… awesome software projects that contribute to a great year of technological advancements, educational excellence in my graduate studies, and stories of inspired service to my family and community. Here’s to the start of a landmark year.


A mini story about biking… and life.

When I set out early in the year to get more exercise cycling I wanted to establish a sustainable routine. I started commuting to work by bike at the end of January. My goals were to get more outside exercise, create a better morning habit for increased efficiency at work…


For me, springtime is a great natural setting for reviewing personal goals to either reaffirm my priorities or reevaluate them. I’ve found that many of my long term goals change over time. Goal setting then becomes more like a building process than a once-per-year publishing process.

I’ve always appreciated taking…


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Parenting can sometimes be distilled down to a series of compromises. I say this not because of the obvious connotations, but because of those that are not obvious. Let me explain.

“No man knows he is young while he is young.” -G.K. Chesterton

I’ve only recently discovered the…


On April 4, 2013 you were born into the world making today your golden birthday. I’m writing this short letter now so that you will appreciate the insight sometime in the future.

You already demonstrate strong-willed confidence and optimism in everything you do. You are also part of a great…

Andrew Knight

I build neat stuff and try to learn something new in the process - http://andrewdavidknight.com/

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