Category: News

  • The Importance of Leadership in a Rapidly Changing Industry: Lessons from My Time at Automattic

    Today I announce my departure from Automattic. After almost nine incredible years of professional growth and development, I have decided it is time for me to move on and take on new adventures. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity that Automattic has given me over the years. From the moment I joined the team…

  • All The Small Things

    Last week I gave a short presentation about apricots, bananas, and other little things. Don’t miss it!

  • On The Road Again

    After 3 years on the ground, I took my first work trip after the pandemic. To be correct, the pandemic is not over yet, but everybody pretends it is, so better mask up and test often. In preparation for a few days of meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada, I decided to get there early and…

  • Salt Flats of Bolivia

    Salt Flats of Bolivia

    The photographer Reuben Wu photographed the Salt Flats of Bolivia, light-painting with drones. Check out the amazing pictures on

  • A Message to The Russian People

    Check out this message by Arnold Schwarzenegger / Видео с Арнольдом Шварценеггером.

  • Hitting a roadblock, and getting past it

    A few months ago I started writing on this blog with a weekly cadence. I was publishing an essay every Wednesday morning. I established a routine for it. I had my draft ready by Monday, review it for a couple of days, and then I’d hit publish on Wednesday. It was working pretty well, and…

  • Avalanche Week: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Skiing at Forty Years of Age

    Avalanche Week: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Skiing at Forty Years of Age

    As I’m packing my gear and getting ready to spend eight days skiing in the Alps, I want to reflect on the series of events that took me, born and raised at sea level, to get on the slopes and enjoy this great outdoor activity with my family. “Come on, go faster! You need speed…

  • What Really Drives Us

    What Really Drives Us

    When I was in my twenties I spent a couple of years at the ticket office of a dance club. Young men and women ready to sweat their Saturday night off used to line up in front of me, and purchase their entrance to the hall. Every Friday, the owner of the club used to…

  • The Newsletter

    I’m working on a weekly newsletter, as a companion for this blog. I’ll publish more long form here, and I’ll offer links to cool projects, videos, books, and nerd goodness on my newsletter. If you are interested in staying up to date with my discoveries, join now and don’t miss a single bit!

  • The Magic Cube Resolution

    The Magic Cube Resolution

    In 1974, the Hungarian mathematician and sculptor Ernő Rubik invented a surprising puzzle, “The Magic Cube,” that became the best-selling toy of 1982. You probably know it as the Rubik’s Cube. After more than twenty years from its inception, I met my first cube while lazily wandering in a department store. It was standing there,…