Rodrigo Hänggi

March 13, 2021

Recommended Books

A list of books that had the biggest impact on my life so far...
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January 11, 2021

My Current Workout Routine

Four years ago I started moving more, exploring the limits of my physical body. This is a breakdown of my current workout routine and some of my thoughts on movement...
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March 06, 2020

Escaping the YouTube black hole

YouTube can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. I've always struggled with that platform in terms of consuming too much stuff. On one hand you can watch amazing documentaries, on the other hand the recommended list tries to keep your attention on the plattform as long as possible. Let's reclaim our time using a simple hack...
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April 03, 2018

Jobs to be Done

Customers are not interested in your solution. They are only interested in their problems. So what job is your product or service solving? How does it make your customers’ lives better? Let's find out...
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March 20, 2018

On Designing and Writing Software

I've found @DHHs new series "On Writing Software Well" quite inspiring. So much so that I decided to start my own series where I try to capture everything that I've learned about designing and writing software...
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March 15, 2018

Movement

Where there is life, there is movement. It is part of our DNA, as that of every species. It is a basic need we all feel, like the one for food, water and sleep. Movement training is a crucial part of health, right up there with food and rest. Yet, somehow, movement didn’t make into countless aspects of modern daily life, especially in the western world...
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March 05, 2018

Minimalism Interview 10vor10

Rodrigo Hänggi schläft wahlweise auf dem Boden ohne Matratze und trägt selbst bei Eis und Schnee keine Winterjacke. Der 30-jährige Softwareprogrammierer ist Minimalist und sucht das Glück im Verzicht...
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August 05, 2017

Stoic Tapas

Adopting a life philosophy can be seen as a tool which can have a positive impact on your life. One school of philosophy that resonated with me the most Stoicism. Here is a quick summary of the most important tenets when it comes to practicing it...
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October 31, 2016

Putting myself out there

Writing is easy, putting yourself out there - not so much...
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September 04, 2015

Practicing poverty

Start your way into minimalism with the stoic technique of "practicing poverty"
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August 25, 2015

Getting lean on the Ketogenic diet

Last year I decided to completely focus on my personal health. This is the story about my journey of trying to lose 15 kilos of bodyweight.
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June 06, 2015

Workspace (June 2015 Edition)

A guest post about my current workspace that I've written for deskhunt.com
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June 02, 2015

Why I don't read the news

Henry David Thoreau was ahead of his time when he wrote Walden. This is a short article on why I try to avoid news like the plague...
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June 12, 2014

The death of individuality online

The web is an amazing tool that allows us to freely express ourselves. Don't keep yourself confined to a system just for the sake of convenience...
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September 02, 2013

Cutting down

Three weeks ago, I returned from my trip to Japan. Here's the one thing I've learned...
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November 09, 2012

Rails Girls Zurich 2012, thoughts

My thoughts and insights on coaching at Rails Girls for the first time.
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April 11, 2012

Waking up early

Waking up at the same time every mornig is crucial to establishing a daily routine. Here are 10 things that helped me wake up earlier and more regularily.
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