12 April 2018
James Long talks with Dave Rael about working at Mozilla, building products, making it harder to make costly mistakes, and understanding why something works

James Long worked for Mozilla for 6 years on various projects ranging from Firefox OS to Firefox developer tools. Last year, he quit to pursue self-employed contracting, and recently has been working on launching his own product, Actual, a personal budgeting app. He enjoys leveraging powerful technology to solve real problems for end users, pulling ideas from remote places like academic papers and such.

James's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Seek deep knowledge - understand why it's working
  2. Take time off
  3. Everyone does hacks - don't beat yourself up

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