Charles Forster

10+ years in software design & development, and delivered products used by hundreds of thousands of users. I'm passionate about the product creation process and building productive teams.

Passionate about personal & leadership growth for founders and entrepreneurs.

Author: Charles Forster

Hustle and grit, here's how to cultivate it
Personal Development
Charles Forster

Here’s How To Cultivate Grit – Hint: It’s More Than Being Tough

“Grit is not just simple elbow-grease term for rugged persistence. It is an often invisible display of endurance that lets you stay in an uncomfortable place, work hard to improve upon a given interest and do it again and again.” Sarah Lewis What’s the one thing that every successful entrepreneur shares? No, it’s not money, it’s grit. 

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NFL team names organized
Design
Charles Forster

Taxonomy of NFL Team Names [Infographic]

Lately, I’ve been getting back into designing just for my own personal enjoyment, and I’ve come to realize how much I’ve missed designing for fun. We humans are pattern-matching creatures, and in my case, my brain loves finding patterns in the noise. That gives me ample sources of design inspiration. The other day I was

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Tech Life
Charles Forster

Retro computers: 8 things we grew up on that younger techies missed

Kids these days. Am I right? They have no idea how good they’ve got it. These young engineers just entering the workforce have easy compared to what us old guys had to work with. Sitting in a coffee shop with their stickers covering their sleek, lightweight laptops have no idea what it’s like to have

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Engineering
Charles Forster

Developers these days, am I right?

Pick a framework, any framework. Implement it and boom, you’re already miles ahead of where we geezers started when this new breed of young developers was in diapers. Hell, we didn’t even have libraries, let alone a fully fleshed out Javascript to rely on. When we were their age, we stared at a blinking cursor

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