Robert Nelson on TECH.MN

Carolyn Jensen
Robert Nelson on TECH.MN

As part of Tech.MN's "How I Work" series, co-founder Robert discusses his daily routine, tools/software he relies on (looking at you, Slack), the best advice he's ever received, and more. Somehow his trusty hoodie didn't get a shoutout. Here's Robert explaining the best advice he's ever received from the interview on TECH.MN:

Not only did I apply this advice, it’s practically the core principle of my life: keep it simple. As a young software developer, the really good geeks that I learned from beat it into me. Over engineering was the worst sin you could commit. It’s the way I code. And I’ve been able to apply the same principle to nearly everything. Do you understand that legal doc? If not, it’s too complicated. Investments? If you can’t explain it to me in a few sentences I’ll pass. Unfortunately, I can’t avoid all complexity, but I try very hard.
— Robert Nelson, COO of Foundry