Principles

I want to hold myself accountable to these principles and values. If you observe me compromise on any of these, please tell me about it. I have a goal to implement a public tracking system here, documenting ways in which I succeed and fail to live by these standards. My hope is that with public accountability, and a mechanized process of self-reflection and introspection, I can be better.

Integrity

Doing the right thing is important, even when no one is looking.

Act in accordance to set of principles, values, and outcomes that I believe to be morally and ethically good.

Honesty

Seek and tell the truth. Strive to abide by the spirit of the truth, not by the letter of its law.

Decency

Do to others as I would have them do to me.

Values

Scale

Do the good things that have biggest impact.

Long-term value

Don't sacrifice long-term impact for short-term results. For example, I don't care about the quarterly results. Let's talk about what we want the world to look like 3, 5, 10 years from now.

That being said, results matter. Don't just be a dreamer. Thoughts must motivate action.

Robustness

Emphasize creating the right things, future-proofing, scaling, and automation.

Efficiency

Spend only as much energy as necessary. Value performance, speed, and frugality of resource use.

Responsibility

Embody a sense of duty to what you do and who you are surround yourself with.

Hold yourself accountable, especially when your actions were inconsistent with your values and principles.