What do the best engineers do better?

via GIPHY I’m fascinated by this topic. I recently found another thread on HN about it What do top engineers you know do that others don’t. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. As always for hacker news, there’s a feisty debate about what such character includes. Here’s my take. 1. Tackle …

Is Fred Wilson right about dealing in an honest, direct & transparent way?

via GIPHY I was just reading Fred Wilson’s excellent blog AVC. While I enjoy & respect his work immensely, I don’t always agree with what he has to say. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. The recent post was titled No Shenanigans. He writes that these are part of Twiliio’s company …

What mistakes did you make when starting as a consultant ?

via GIPHY I was recently reading a Hacker News thread on mistakes made in consulting. While most of the discussion I didn’t agree with folks *at all*, it did get me thinking about my own lessons. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Since these threads in HN often end up in …

Mailchimp fraudulently charged my credit card for spambot activity… Really!

via GIPHY Wait seriously, you ask? Isn’t Mailchimp in the business of identifying, and protecting us from spam? Uh, yes indeed they are. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I’m still in disbelief myself. And while I got the problem cleared up in the end, I really have to share the …