There and Back Again: going back and forth between manager and IC

Today a technical fellow (a very senior individual contributor, or IC) and I gave a talk to our org titled “What’s My Manager Thinking? A guide to working better with leadership and leading as an individual contributor.” It was fun, and among the questions we didn’t have time to answer was this one: “Can you…… Continue reading There and Back Again: going back and forth between manager and IC

The Meaning of Life

One of the problems about going to a big-name university like MIT is that it comes with an expectation that you will do Great Things. Whether or not the people around you are saying that, you internalize those expectations from our society.  From the day you graduate, you judge yourself based on those external expectations.…… Continue reading The Meaning of Life