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Artist with his paintings

What motivates you to create?

I’ve been asking developers what it is that motivates and excites them to write code in their spare time. The best answer I’ve gotten so far is from Brendan Kohler. To which, I exhibit zero surprise.

Where the Magic Happens

How can I help you to push the edge on what’s possible?

In packing to move to my new home (3 weeks!!!) I stumbled over a pile of thank you notes I’ve gotten from student hackers & entrepreneurs that I’ve worked with (seriously, students are the best. Hand-written thank you notes! Who does that?!). And all these memories came flooding back… I’ve been so crazy, over-the-top, fortunate […]

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What Makes Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial?

Ever wondered what makes some people natural entrepreneurs while others can… well, hold down a real job?

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Embracing imperfection

So if you’ve been following along, you know I’m in the middle of this 30 posts in 30 days challenge. Which, as a die-hard perfectionist who tends to blog more like 30 posts in 30 months…. well, is a challenge. My biggest challenge is allowing myself to put together a quick post to share my […]

Fallen Angel by Robbie McLeod

The Shame of Creativity

It’s clear, yet weirdly unspoken, that I confused a lot of people when I decided to go from being Hacker in Residence for Harvard Innovation Lab to creating websites.

Which do you want to be: perfect or innovative?

Do as I say, not as I do This is a quote I tweeted out last week with the comment A good reminder for us damn perfectionists: “It is easy to begin once you have accepted that what you produce may not be very good, and that’s normal.” — Megan Mcardle But, clearly. As I sit here at 5am […]

My Mom & I

What would you tell your 14 year old self if it wouldn’t break the universe?

From Ask Me Anything — What would you tell 14 year old Abby about being a girl/future woman working in Tech?

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Fuck what other people want. What do YOU want?

I have a confession to make. There’s something that’s never quite resonated with me about Lean Startup.