I’m Pablo Fernandez

Entrepreneur, geek, manager, coder, aspiring book author.

Building and Managing Distributed Teams

In this book I distill the techniques and methods that I’ve been using and advising others to use to run distributed teams. It’ll be short and tactical.

MoviePal

MoviePal helps you and your partner or your friends choose what movies to watch. It’s a social network that lets you connect with friends, rate movies, get recommendations, run watch parties, keep your list of movies to watch, etc.

Good bye LastPass

Good bye LastPass

I've been using LastPass for 7 years or more and I have converted various business and people to use LastPass but that ended today. I'm a security minded person so I'm not abandoning passwords managers, just LastPass. A few days ago I woke up and my LastPass vault...

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Banks prefer bad debt, why is that?

Banks prefer bad debt, why is that?

First some definitions: Bad debt is debt that was incurred for a liability, for example, buying cars, throwing a party, buying a boat, going on a trip. Good debt is debt that is used to buy a producing asset. Debt used to start a business that is producing profit, buy...

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A manager should multiply, not add

A manager should multiply, not add

If you are managing a team of people that are transporting rocks from A to B and you spend one hour picking ups rock from A and dropping them on B, you added one hour of work. If you spend that one hour procuring wheeled carts so that people don't have to carry rocks...

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Standups should be asynchronous

Standups should be asynchronous

Quick definition: A standup is a type of meeting commonly done in software development teams and now expanding to other knowledge working teams. During the standup meeting you say what you've done, what you are planning to do, and whether you need help or are blocked....

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Distributed companies vs time zones

Distributed companies vs time zones

Time zones is the arch rival of distributed companies (or rather, the earth being round, but I digress into the meaning of time zones). When you run a distributed company and you hire people, you might be tempted to hire from all over the world but there's a problem....

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