Manager vs. IC

My thoughts on the differences between manager and IC roles. I’ve gone back and forth between individual contributor (IC) and management/lead roles a few times in my career.  There are things I like about both.  Occasionally I’m asked to share my thoughts on the differences between the two roles, especially by people who are wondering…… Continue reading Manager vs. IC

On Networking

People talk about networking as an important career activity or skill. But they don’t usually define what it is, or tell you how to do it. Many people dread the idea, and/or fear that they’re being left behind. Do you have to pretend to like people? Do social extroverts reap all the benefits? Is it even moral/fair?