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Jeff Barrett

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Jeff spends his time advising startups, facilitating workshops on leadership skills and emotional intelligence, and wondering if he will eventually take another full-time job.

Jeff is also a co-founder/organizer of the SF CTO Club.

 

Prior to this Jeff was the founding CTO for Stitch Fix and led their Engineering, Product, and Design teams for four years.  When he joined in early 2012, Stitch Fix had a big idea, four employees, little revenue, and very little tech. At its IPO in November 2017, Stitch Fix employed over 5,000 people and was generating nearly $1B in revenue.

 

Before Stitch Fix, Jeff was the VP of Engineering at Opower, where he tripled the size of the engineering team while transitioning the team to Agile development and building a ton of product. Before Opower, Jeff held both management and IC roles in several startups, all of which have since passed on to that startup deadpool in the sky.

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Cooking

Cooking

I love cooking, traveling, and I particularly enjoy learning how to cook while in foreign countries. Ask me about where I'm traveling to next and what I hope to learn to cook while I'm there. 

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Superhero Movies

Superhero Movies

There are few things I would rather do than catch the latest superhero action flick at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Cinema while downing some truffle parmesan butter popcorn. That's really all you need to know. 

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On His Bookshelf

Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion

More and more, psychologists are turning away from an emphasis on self-esteem and moving toward self-compassion in the treatment of their patients—and Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book offers exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle, be it parenting, weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of everyday living. 

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How Emotions Are Made

How Emotions Are Made

The science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose research overturns the long-standing belief that emotions are automatic, universal, and hardwired in different brain regions. Instead, Barrett shows, we construct each instance of emotion through a unique interplay of brain, body, and culture. A lucid report from the cutting edge of emotion science, How Emotions Are Made reveals the profound real-world consequences of this breakthrough for everything from neuroscience and medicine to the legal system and even national security, laying bare the immense implications of our latest and most intimate scientific revolution.

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The State of Affairs

The State of Affairs

An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. What are we to make of this time-honored taboo—universally forbidden yet universally practiced? Why do people cheat—even those in happy marriages? Why does an affair hurt so much? When we say infidelity, what exactly do we mean? Do our romantic expectations of marriage set us up for betrayal? Is there such a thing as an affair-proof marriage? Is it possible to love more than one person at once? Can an affair ever help a marriage? Perel weaves real-life case stories with incisive psychological and cultural analysis in this fast-paced and compelling book.

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