The hidden talent of high performing tech workers

A while back, a group of us were trying to figure out what separates fast-rising Staff Engineers from Senior Engineers. We thought it counterintuitive that the answer wasn’t always tied to technical skills.

Instead, all the Staff Engineers demonstrated crucial leadership through the successful project management of their projects.

Interested…

Key Reasons: Portfolio Diversification, Fun, and Asset Insurance

Disclaimer: The content here is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. All views contained herein are my own and do not represent the views of any other organization. Always consider your own risk tolerance when deciding where to invest your time and money.

Background

During…

This automation is serverless and uses the CoinMarketCap Free Tier API

Hey there, I wrote this guide because similar to many crypto holders, I was spending too much time copying and pasting crypto price data manually into my Google Sheet portfolio trackers. I figured someone must have automated this by now, right?

At first, I tried looking online but I couldn’t…

PERSONAL FINANCE DIARY ENTRY — DEC 5, 2021

A while back in the Silicon Valley Investor Club, someone was asking about the real estate platform, Fundrise. While I rarely log in to check it, I thought I’d share this “Annual returns” screenshot which shows my experience with them since December 2019, right before COVID-19.

NOTE: My goal of…

Personal Finance Diary Entry — Aug 27, 2021

Awhile back in the Silicon Valley Investor Club, someone was asking about US-based roboadvisor, Wealthfront. I almost never log in to check it, but I wanted to share this “Lifetime Returns” screenshot which shows my experience with them since July 2017.

TL;DR: My account returned ~51% since July 2017.

Here’s a couple observations:

  1. My “Risk Tolerance Score” was…

Dan Pham

San Francisco, CA, Planet Earth. Asian American working in Tech. I’m trying my best! Currently: Technical Program Management @ Slack

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