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Hi, my name is Merlin Rebrović. Welcome to my place on the Web.

I love learning, books, and technology, and it’s been like that since my childhood. I use this website to write and share my thoughts on those topics and as an occasional personal journal. My professional career has spanned several roles and companies in tech, which seems like a symptom of my broad interests and curiosity. You can read more about me and stay updated with my writings on this website.

A drawing of a wizard's hat.

Latest blog posts

  • The way we recognize and reward people who solve and those who prevent problems is broken. However, it’s not clear if there is a solution to this.
  • Several old and new ideas connected …
  • Schwyz, one of the founding cantons, flaunts its natural beauty. It’s the epitome of a Swiss landscape.
  • Dr. Janet Vertesi (Associate Professor of Sociology Princeton University) presented a compilation of findings from more than four decades of studying remote work. It’s not a new phenomenon as many think, but the findings are discouraging in the current environment where business travel is reduced or absent.
  • I was invited to join the Leading in Tech meetup in Zagreb to exchange thoughts and experiences around leadership and management skills. Here are some key statements that were discussed or answers to repeated questions from multiple people at the meetup.

Selected essays and talks

  • Several learning methods that will help you learn more efficiently and effectively.
  • Like many knowledge workers, I operate in an environment where I have too many options to work on at any given moment. I have found a way of keeping on top of it, and I’m sharing it here.
  • Why struggling could mean you’re actually doing it the right way.
  • I mentored several UX designers on improving communication and cross-functional influence. Similar topics started to surface with each person, so I decided to note them down.
  • Instead of chasing trends and fads, wouldn’t it be better to focus on knowledge and skills that last for decades or even a lifetime? This talk introduced foundational work skills that cross industries and ways to identify and quickly learn core skills within an industry.

Older projects

  • WebGL cube (2015)
    A WebGL experiment that responds to device rotation.
  • Focus.vim (2013)
    A Vim plugin that removes clutter and makes working on a wide screen enjoyable.
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