Pascal Laliberté, Freelance Rails Developer with Product Chops

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Building — read books with me.

Read Books With Me

I’m currently reading these books and recording my notes on ReadWith, an app I’m working on:

What books are you reading? Give me a shout on Twitter.


Areas of interest

My main areas of interest are:


What I value most

A blog on modern Christianity

In this care for growth and relationships and depth, I continue to be drawn to Christianity. Although deeply skeptical, I joyfully believe. Learning to bridge modernity and faith has been good for me, and I wrote a blog on Leading a modern life while living the Gospel, sharing the ways for achieving both, fully. Let’s grow towards more maturity, and to a more subtle faith.

Here are a few articles from the blog:

Lecteurs français: le blogue est également disponible en français. De plus, j’ai créé le site, offrant les lectures du dimanche qui vient du missel romain (textes de l’AELF), utile pour une lecture personnelle ou pour des partages bibliques de groupe.

In closing, two questions I think are helpful

These questions help me stay true, and they help me make good choices. I hope they’re useful to you too:

  1. What am I so convinced of? Any time I feel conflicted, agitated, or that my options are limited, I inspect and identify my mental models, those invisible lenses through which we distort how we see reality. I make it a habit to put my finger on my mental models, so I drive them and they don’t drive me. Every time I did this, I was able to solve the right problem, build the right thing, and help people in the way they needed the help. And the second question is:
  2. What will I be celebrating? Instead of writing lists of things to do, or of things I want to achieve, I write lists of things I’ll have achieved in a future place in time. I call these have-done lists. That subtle change of position helps me visualize what’s essential, what’s central and what to ship first, and also what’s a distraction and what to ignore until after that date. To write these lists, I use Taskpaper for Mac with a custom stylesheet.

Hope they help.

Thanks for reading

What about you? What do you care about? What are you working on? What are your tricks? Let me know: I’m @pascallaliberte on twitter.