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John Elam @elamje

a leading expert, a software engineer, and a cofounder/cto walk into a bar and realize they are the only one there

highly interested in high speed rail, hyperloop, fast transport,and snowboarding. If you are working on anything cool in any of these spaces, I'd love to help out.

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Latest Writing

spotify.txt
crypto-credit.txt
consult-vs-create.txt
best-blogs.txt
crypto-identity.txt
mental-models.txt
what-wont-change.txt
quotes.txt
contract-as-code.txt
tricky-artifacts.txt
slack-vs-email.txt
Older Writing
TILs

My Approach and Background Resume

Skills - Architecture - Technical Strategy - Business Strategy - Early Stage Capital Strategy - MVP - Shipping Code - Product Management - Design - Documentation - Hiring - Offshoring - Remote Teams - Management - Founding & Legal - Contract Negotiation and Review - Conflict Resolution - Resources - Network - Contractors - Decks and Executive Summaries - Written Comms - Sales and Sales Strategy - Marketing - Data driven strategy Tools used day to day for 2+ months: Slack, Basecamp, Azure, Microsoft Suite, GSuite, GitHub, Shortcut, Figma, AWS, Heroku My favorite resources: - Martin Fowler, Github CTO link, HN, PG essays, Danluu, Berkshire Hathaway Letters, Howard Marks memos, Invest like the best, Various Podcasts, Martin Kleppmann, Rich Hickey, McKinsey & Co Strategy Resources Research Interests: - Distributed Systems - Crypto (who isn't these days) - Clojure - Databases