Working Principles

I strive to be as open and honest as possible in the work I do. These are some principles I found have served me well over my work experience.

  1. Process over product: while products are important, focusing on process lowers the bar to starting and eases my struggle with perfectionism.
  2. Authenticity: I can only be myself. I don’t overshare, but I am a (mostly) open book*. I make mistakes as I learn, but rarely make the same mistake twice.
  3. Openness: Related to Authenticity, I try to โ€œwork with the garage door upโ€. Collaboration and diversity of input mean a more resilient product.
  4. Work is a game, but it’s a crucial game: This is a modified principle from a foundational book I read long ago. The work I do is usually helping other people, to the best of my ability. This is a serious mission; but taking myself so seriously all the time only serves to hinder the flexibility I have as a human.

* Despite this, I am a privacy advocate ๐Ÿ™‚


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