My name is Matt Boegner. I'm a data architect currently based in Washington DC.

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Short Book Reviews: Summer 2019

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary UnderbellyI love Bourdain's writing style. Even if you're not familiar with his TV series or an aspiring foodie,  you'll enjoy this book for its vivid, conversational style reminiscent of a rowdy dinner party. Human

Uncomfortable Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

In job interviews, there are numerous information asymmetries. Job descriptions lack details about what the position really entails and are vague about what the company actually needs. Employers hide weaknesses in leadership, revenue growth, and employee morale. Hiring managers and

The Ultimate Onboarding Checklist for Remote Developers

A guide to the unique challenges that remote developers face when joining a new organization. Everyone knows the nervous routines of starting a new job: sweaty palms and jitters upon walking into the office, back-and-forth internal dialogues as you sort

Book: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

The startup founder stereotype is a curious one. The caricature ridiculed in HBO’s Silicon Valley - New Age spirituality, buzzword doublespeak, and passive-aggressive social skills - has an uncomfortable grounding in the truth. Jeff Bezos does not fall into

Book: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

I skipped a job interview because of this book. On paper, the position looked good - the benefits, the role, the company - but something made it feel… empty. Sitting down one evening to review my interview notes, the rumble

Book: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

This is a thought-provoking short read by Sebastian Junger, an author and journalist famous for books like The Perfect Storm and War, as well as the gripping war documentaries Restrepo and Korengal. Please watch Restrepo (available on Netflix) if you