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Aaron N. Tubbs

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Invisible Corporations, Part Three

The company started innocently enough. Its reputation of hiring a diverse workforce was well-known. Also well-known was its habit of hiring only the best talent from the best schools. It experienced early success in its industry and revolutionized the product space in the first 10 years of its existence.

Leave Before It Makes You Hard

Aside from my uncle’s landscaping business, quitting a job has never been an easy thing. Internships in high school and college come with end dates by definition. I left colleagues and friends, but there was no decision to be made.

2014 In Review

Survived another orbit around our star. As is my tradition, I now will look back on the year 2014. It was another weird one, but perhaps the correct observation is that they’re all going to be weird ones from here on out. May revise this as I remember things I’ve forgotten. May not. In no particular order, here goes nothing:

Broken Windows Theory

About seven years ago, I went on a cruise. One day, we received notice that our balcony railing would be refinished that day while we were ashore. The railing was in pretty good shape. I was irritated. From my vantage point, it could have waited until the next time the boat was in for routine maintenance or our stateroom was not booked.

Coursera Scala Course

After Flunking out of CPPGM and completing the Stanford Networking Course, I decided I was game for another MOOC: Functional Programming Principles in Scala.