Writing

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Writing good computer code is like writing a good story or email

Writing is hard. It doesn’t matter if it’s computer code, a story, or an email. And the interesting part is, no matter what you’re writing, it’s hard for the same reason. It’s tough to transport yourself from the mind of a writer to the mind of a reader. I recently listened to an older episode
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STEM to Business: 2016 year in review

Well, it’s that time. 2016 is almost done. And it’s been an awesome year here at STEM to Business. I want to cover a few items in this post. First, I want to discuss my motivation for launching, and continuing, STEM to Business. Second, I want to look back at the 5 most viewed posts
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What the food bank taught me about marketing

I wrote on Monday about my recent volunteer work with the Houston Food Bank. I volunteered with my family over the holidays, and the experience taught me a lot. My previous post was the lesson I learned about theory versus practice. Another important lesson I learned was about marketing. In the warehouse where we sorted
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You may have noticed one theme around here is communication. If you want to transition out of technology, and into business, you need to communicate differently. Scientists and engineers are used to technical communication: long prose with lots of detail. Business folks are used to business communication: short prose with a clear call to action.
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