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How will you measure your life?
When I was seven, I was the captain of an imaginary ship. At fourteen, I geared up to be a multi-cultured immigrant adventurer. At twenty one I picked up tech product engineering. When I reached twenty eight, I called myself an entrepreneur. And my next milestone, at thirty five, is to write advisory essays to help others dream up adventures of their own. You only live once; what will you have left undone in your final moment?
Essays published recently
I write about how to survive and thrive on the entrepreneurship path:
Abnormal Lesson #1: Fear comes in Black and White
The things that matter after a lifetime of False Dilemmas and All or Nothing Thinking and a short story about how to measure yourself. (2014-02-27 00:00:00 UTC)
What kind of jobs do the software engineers who earn $500K a year do?
What kind of tasks or skills make them so valuable? And how can you replicate their success? (2014-02-20 00:00:00 UTC)
In Praise of Salary Negotiation
Convincing yourself of why you should negotiate your salary leads to discovering how to negotiate correctly. Avoid the mistake of not negotiating. (2014-02-03 00:00:00 UTC)
Working at Google while completing a demanding Master's program
How do you manage your time? Does the company offer any special working hours for you as a master's student? Do they encourage or help financially? (2014-01-22 00:00:00 UTC)
Get noticed and recruited by tech companies for entry level jobs
Finding my first job was really hard. I wish these tips were available and the job search tools existed. I wrote this so that you'll have it easier. (2014-01-10 00:00:00 UTC)
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Technical interview questions
My growing collection of problems for engineers preparing for a technical interview at Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or Amazons of the world:
Find the odd ball among eight balls
You are given eight balls that look exactly the same, and a balance to weigh them against each other. Find the odd ball by weighing only twice? (2014-01-30 00:00:00 UTC)
Getting paid for seven days with a single bar of gold
An employer hires you to work for 7 days and has a gold bar with 7 segments to pay you with. How do you get them to not break it to pieces? (2014-01-30 00:00:00 UTC)
Google search results for the top 1000 highest ranking URLs
You have trillions of URLs stored uniquely, without order, across numerous machines, each with a score. Find the 1000 URLs with the highest scores. (2014-01-30 00:00:00 UTC)
Return true if input is a Prime number
You are given n, a positive integer. Return true if n is a prime number, and false if it's not. (2013-11-20 00:00:00 UTC)
Prisoner's Dilemma With Blindfolds: a math teaser
Seven people are blindfolded and given unique colored hats at a roundtable. How should they cooperate for at least one to guess her own color? (2011-08-15 00:00:00 UTC)
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In my previous life, I was a career engineer. I've worked at Microsoft, Google and various Silicon Valley startups, helping them increase value, become more efficient, avoid failure, and grow rapidly.
After my corporate life, I started on a quest to make more strategic initiatives and innovations avoid mistakes, seize on opportunities, reach growth quickly and become valuable.
In my current life, I work with CEOs to scale and grow products and product-teams at market-validated new ventures.
I have offered sophisticated solutions to innovative organizations, such as:
I am always happy to meet for coffee in San Francisco to discuss your project. I am confident that my extensive experience will ensure you get a positive return on your investment.