Working with “this” keyword in Javascript

This is confusing in all OOP programming languages but especially so in Javascript. When using callback functions, it’s not always apparent what the this keyword refers to. The this keyword in React In React, it’s even more confusing because this is used to reference the component context...

Father Rick Curry

Remembering Father Curry

I’ve been struggling with internalizing the passing of Father Rick Curry. He was an incredible teacher, mentor, and friend. I’m not sure I’m ready to see him go. Whenever someone asks what my favorite class at Georgetown was, I never hesitate in saying “Theater and the...

Positivity in Meetings

Building positivity into meetings

It’s been written about a lot recently, but the power of being positive and staying grateful on a day-to-day basis is extremely important in making sure you’re happy and healthy. However, I think the importance of these same principles is greatly overlooked in business. The bottom...

Steve Jobs - Think Different

Taking Control

Have you ever had that moment when you felt like you were just kicking ass? Yeah you did you badass you. I recently read the Steve Jobs book (highly recommended), and it made an interesting point about how Jobs was brilliant at bending his environment to...

How to sell as an introvert

We all know that person. It’s the super confident and outgoing person who is a real hustler. They are loud, aggressive, and know how to work a crowd. They are in every way the quintessential salesperson. However, the notion that these people become the best salespeople...

The competitive instinct

The Competitive Instinct

Since starting SotoLabs and making the decision to go entrepreneur, I’ve given a lot of thought on the personality traits of successful entrepreneurs. It’s a combination of intelligence, charisma, but above all else, it’s what I like to call the competitive instinct. I think all entrepreneurs...