Drew BarontiniProduct Director at Differential

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On design, development, productivity, leadership, and more.

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Sometimes we think we have control, but we really don't. And sometimes we really want control, but we can't have it. And I believe those… Keep reading…

Appreciation

Appreciation was a big theme in 2019, and I've grown increasingly focused on it, particularly as a parent. It's an important concept when… Keep reading…

Saying No

At the beginning of 2017, I read the book "Essentialism" by Greg McKeown. The book covers, in-depth, the idea of focusing on only the most… Keep reading…

Working Remote

This is everything I've learned about working full-time remote (and at home ) the past several years. Have a dedicated workspace If you… Keep reading…

Writing

Writing is fantastic for many things. It's a tool for communication, a vessel for gaining clarity, and a proving ground for ideation. But… Keep reading…

Principles

Throughout my career, I have experimented with a vast array of methodologies around productivity, organization, software development, and… Keep reading…

Your Craft

Your work is a reflection of yourself, your values, and your commitment to what matters. Regardless of what you do in life, take pride in… Keep reading…

Time Budgeting

I've found it useful to think about managing time just like managing money. This is beneficial because the concept of budgeting — in the… Keep reading…

Control

One of the biggest learnings I've had in my career around leadership is the idea you must give control in order to get control . I've… Keep reading…

I Don't Know

"I don't know." is a perfectly acceptable answer. I've regularly encountered this in the tech industry, particularly with leaders in the… Keep reading…

Validation

I recently read “I Hear You” by Michael S. Sorensen. The book discusses the act of validating someone else’s emotions. That is… Keep reading…

A New Decade

With the ushering of a new decade, I've decided to start from scratch once again on my little corner of the web. I've archived all my old… Keep reading…