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I had a revealing conversation with my old colleague Mark Weiss on his new podcast, “Using Reflection.” We talked about the software industry’s sorry lack of mentorship, we contrasted the short-term mindset I had when I was a freelancer versus my long-term commitment to my team at MongoDB, and I described the influence of my Zen practice on my career as a programmer.

Listen to the episode here and subscribe to the Using Reflection podcast for more insightful interviews.

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