Yesterday morning I did some quick reading on why New Year’s resolutions fail and I realized that I’ve viewed the concept of New Year’s resolutions in a very unhealthy way. I’ve historically focused on how they fail not because New Year’s resolutions are inherently doomed but to justify my dislike for them. This is so inconsistent with how I approach everything that it was a very uncomfortable shock for me. Thankfully, after reading all the Arbinger Institute books, in 2019 I conditioned myself to look out for this exact trap. …

Interviewing as a software engineer in a hyper competitive environment like Silicon Valley can be stressful or even terrifying. Many technology companies follow a similar format that includes technical interviews over the phone and on the Internet before more thorough onsite sessions. While non-technical skills are essential, the core competencies of software engineers at most levels are assessed through various types of problem solving in technical interviews. This article focuses on preparing for the most common technical interviews where software engineers solve problems by writing code.

In order to become more comfortable interviewing, first understand the purpose. …

After joining WePay many years ago I’m now its longest tenured software engineer and I’m proud of the corporate culture I’ve helped develop. Our culture has been paved by a shared value system and deep sense of values led by innovative entrepreneurs that I’m now grateful to call friends. One of our core values has always been Investing in Relationships and it has done its part in shaping our philosophy of the lifecycle of employment in Silicon Valley. …

Matthew Clower

Technology Executive, Startup Consultant, Investor

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