Kyle Bragger

Human.


Stop working (so hard)


(Pssst! I just released a book on building communities & how I work. I’d be thrilled for you to check it out.)

I’m currently working the fewest hours per week I ever have in my professional life, and I’ve never been more productive.

We’ve all fallen victim to this irrational way of thinking before:


Moving to Germany

Some things I’ve learned switching countries


I moved from the USA to Berlin, Germany in April 2014. Here are some things I ended up needing, learning, etc.:

  • Have a good accountant who understands international tax law. Taxation could be a little tricky depending on who’s signing your paychecks (e.g. a US-based firm or not)

Thinglist 1.1


The fourth or fifth time someone told me I had to check out Monk’s Kettle, I realized two things: one, that I probably should make a point to go there (I’m a big beer nerd), and…


Stop working (so hard)


(Pssst! I just released a book on building communities & how I work. I’d be thrilled for you to check it out.)

I’m currently working the fewest hours per week I ever have in my professional life, and I’ve never been more productive.

We’ve all fallen victim to this irrational way of thinking before:


Thinglist, a private & simple list of things to remember


Thinglist, my first ever iOS app, just went live in the App Store. In creating it, I learned a ton about building and shipping…


Focus.


Building a truly great product is hard work. It’s easy to agonize over every last detail; to over-think each and every feature; to get lost down the “it would be cool if…” rabbit hole.


A Twitter follow “hack” I’m using in my latest product


I’m currently working on a product called Sets. In short, Sets helps you build curated lists of related links, either by yourself, or with collaborators. Naturally, there’s a Sets Twitter account (@MakeSets), and naturally, I’d like to maximize the number of Sets users who are following that account.


On competing visions


Since its very early days, Forrst has had a set of community guidelines available for all to see. I originally wrote these guidelines sometime in early 2010, when the Forrst community was just starting to become well-defined. My intention in doing so was to codify the types of behaviors I felt defined the "right" way to interact with the community: post only development…


Be your own best user


Back in the early days of Forrst, when there were just a few hundred people signed up, and perhaps only a few dozen using it on any given day, I was naturally the most prolific user — by far creating (and interacting with) the most content. It was easy to keep that kind of pace up, because there just wasn’t that much going on back then, but also because I was incredibly…