Though its fading recently, a major pursuit of the front half of my life was trying to become *prematurely* wise. I did the work: I studied great humans, read all of the classics...


    Its my site so I'll do what I want with it... What I want today is to put some haikus out there into the world ¯ (ツ)_/¯

    poetry writing

    Making a resume? Here are the only 2 things you need to do on your resume to be a finalist for whatever job you are after: 1. Don't suck. 2. Provide context and results - That means (gasp!) using numbers.

    business writing

    Let's get weird... here are some questions. These questions aren't special questions or specifically meant as only this set of questions... they are just questions that capture the spirit of 'pause and think on some stuff that you don't'. Fill in your own questions if you have better ones.

    business people

    ...I learned a lot from that period, but one of the things I learned that I did not expect was what I now call my '5% rule.' No matter how kind, warm, thoughtful, amazing, cheerful, consistent, and perfect I treated people roughly 5% of them would just be terrible (yes, I have the numbers to back this)...

    business sales people

    There's a joke I say sometimes: I know my advice is good because no one ever takes it. Although it's a joke I realized theres a lot of truth to that statement. When I reflected on why that might be what occurred to me is less so about anything to do with it being my advice and just advice in general. So why are people so bad at giving and receiving advice?


    Belts in Karate are ordered from white to black. This is of course a new invention. Originally, new colored belts were not given upon arbitrary levels of attainment, a white belt was given at the beginning of one's training and you just never washed it. Over the years...

    business management people

    I never interview anymore, but the handful of times I have miraculously produced some funny stories. (cont.) I transitioned to development/engineering from a successful telecom sales career. The process was a little rocky, but after I had my feet under me (but before I knew what I was doing) I got offered an interview

    humor engineering software technology interview

    May 2022. For the last few weeks the stock market, bond market, VC markets, crypto-currencies, and anything else related to money has been taking an absolute nose dive. Tech stocks have in some cases lost upwards of 80% of their value. Inflation has been cranking at 7%-10% for the last year.

    finance history people

About Jon Paul Uritis

Jon Paul Uritis (a.k.a. Pope) is a Canadian-American Entreprenuer, Software Engineer, Writer, and Musician based out of Orange County, California. When he's not working on an NLP startup, playing in Free Tequila, or spending time with his amazing family, you'll probably find him reading, playing beach volleyball, surfing, or apparently writing in the 3rd person on his website.