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Why I post content on my own website, and how you can build your own

I have been writing on this blog for a while, and it’s been an incredible journey with you all. Thank you for continuing to be here! In this post, I share what my blog set-up is, and the benefits I have observed by having my content on my own site.

If you are interested in setting up a blog of your own, this post gives a high-level overview of how you can do so, with examples. If you already have a blog, I’d love to hear about what our set-ups have in common, and what is different.

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Data scientist career Q&A - Careerfair.io interview

I answered some questions about my current role, my career in data science, and also how I transitioned from an economics education background and game development to being a data scientist.

No one loses: Career as an infinite game

I see career as an infinite game - where a rising tide lifts all boats. For one to get the best outcome, it is not by winning and making others lose, but rather, continuous growth and improvement.

The Third Door: why higher education isn't the only way toward career development

The First Door is the most obvious way to enter a new field or career, which often means one's education and credentials. However, using the Third Door analogy, this obviously isn't the best thing to consider.

The first 90 days in my first data science role: Most important lessons retrospective

Following my posts about entering the data science field, here's what I think is useful to know for those starting in their very first data scientist role, based on lessons I learned.

Year end wind-down: Why disconnecting and recharging helps me in all my pursuits

At the end of 2020 approaches, I enter a wind down period to recharge for the upcoming year. In this post I'll quickly describe why this is important, in case I ever forget what makes me so effective at my multiple projects.

The danger of closed systems, and the benefits of challenging our own beliefs

You're the average of the five people you spend the most time with... but how this really works is if you already have a large, varied pool of people to draw from. Here I explain how this works for me, and how it's benefitted me.

3 levels of complexity: How I approach data science storytelling

I often speak about technical topics in machine learning or game development. The audience usually ranges from highly technical to non-technical. Here's how I tailor the talks for maximum communication.

Yearly retrospective - how did my prioritization hold up?

Every year I hold a little retrospective session to see how my projects and accomplishments turned out. Here is the process I go through to reflect on the good and the bad, and identify what to improve.

How I view building my career: a forward-looking decision framework

We work for a huge portion of our lives, and I don't want to spend that time in misery. With deliberate decision making, we can grow and gain satisfaction. Here's my thought process.