Fynn Glover and I worked together at Matcha, where he was CEO. Fynn and I have always enjoyed debating topics outside of work relating to history and economics, and recently decided to collaborate on a post for his blog. I’ve cross-posted it here, and recommend everyone subscribe to his blog for similar posts about technology, history, economics, and literature. Recently, Fynn and I both listened to an interview with Marc Andreesen.
Inputs This month, I started my new job at Relay Payments after a few weeks off. So far so good - I’ve been working throughout their stack, and it’s been a nice change of pace to work on React/Typescript, as well as being challenged to level up my Go skills. I have a draft underway about what I’m learning as I try to ramp up on the latter, but I’ll say that Effective Go was probably the most useful resource thus far.
I’ve been in software management roles for the past six years or so. As I prepare to take on a role that will shift my attention away from management for a while, here are a few things I’ve learned during that time about how to be a good manager.