Anthony Pellegrino

Freelance Journalist and Content Writer

United States

I'm Tony, a freelance journalist, writer, and content marketing strategist. I write about interview prep and career planning for Exponent, but I also write about climate change, tech, and, politics.

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Performancextra
04/21/2020
Why You Should Read Nietzsche For Inspiration

Having an idol that serves as an example of what is possible can be one of the most supremely powerful ingredients in your personal development. In fact, you can go as far as saying that actualizing your full potential couldn't be possible without a role model of some kind.

Performancextra
10/31/2019
Askēsis: Stoic Ethics For Reaching Your Highest Potential

Every competitor is familiar with the necessity of training. This is nothing new. Everyone knows they need self-discipline to achieve success in any endeavor, whether that be in sports or otherwise. But many of us have difficulty in acting as disciplined as we could be. Some days we're not feeling it.

Performancextra
10/17/2019
How Marcus Aurelius Cultivated His Mental Toughness

Marcus Aurelius was Emperor of Rome in the 2nd Century, ruling from 161 to 180 A.D. He is counted among the "Five Good Emperors," and his reign marked the end of the Pax Romana, a two hundred year period marked by peace and stability in the Roman Empire.

Performancextra
02/14/2020
Contemplation of the Sage and Your Ideal Self

As athletes, we're always working to be better than we were the day before. To be better, faster, stronger. Every day, we work towards actualizing our ideal self. However, before we can mold ourselves into our ideal selves, we first must recognize that self. Easier said than done, though, right?

Medium
05/26/2019
What if We Needed Climate Change All Along?

Given the imminent climate catastrophe outlined in the latest Special Report on Climate Change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the drastic global action it calls for to avert disaster, and the sheer lack of precedent for such a threat to our survival, it is safe to say that humanity has entered a new period in its history.

Performancextra
11/07/2019
Seneca Tells Us That Adversity Enhances Your Performance

Stoicism has blown up in recent years. Do you ever wonder why that is? Well, there's actually a really simple reason. It's because times are tough nowadays. Many people are facing down daily adversity. The whole world appears to be rather tumultuous. Everything just seems so crazy, whether it be our politics, our economies, or our climate.

Performancextra
10/24/2019
Three Ways Stoicism Can Foster The Flow State

Can you think back to a past performance where you killed it? I mean, really killed it? Can you remember how good it felt? How effortless it felt to perform so well? Are you struggling to get that feeling back? Are you chasing that state of flow?

Performancextra
01/24/2020
Use Stoicism to Develop Emotional Intelligence

Have you ever thought about how many forms of intelligence there are? Does that seem like a preposterous question to you? There's only one type of intelligence: intelligence. If you're smart, you're smart, right? Well, not quite. While there is certainly an overarching general intelligence within the human mind, it is also possible to see intelligence existing in a few different modes.

Performancextra
06/04/2020
A Look at Cheating in Sports

In the philosophy of sport, the issue of cheating takes a particular place of prominence. Every competitor, amateur or professional, has dealt with cheating in their sport and will continue to do so as long as the game is played.

Performancextra
02/28/2020
Meditate On Your Mortality To Embolden Your Mindset

The real challenge comes in the motivation to actualize those ambitions. Putting your money where your mouth is is often where most of us run into some roadblocks. The dream is there, but the motivation is difficult to maintain. When the going gets tough, we get going with excuses and lots of them at that.

Performancextra
04/29/2020
Why Play is Necessary and Good for Humankind

Have you ever wondered just why it feels to participate in sport and competition? Besides being so fun and all. Well, it unsurprisingly has a lot to do with play. See, play, for all intents and purposes, is just awesome all around.

Performancextra
12/19/2019
Triumph and Disaster: Treat Those Two Imposters the Same

In 1895, the Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling composed the poem "If-," which later went on to become one of the most popular poems in Great Britain. In it, he etched the famous words If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same.

Performancextra
01/08/2020
Confine Yourself to the Present to Achieve Victory

One of the most important aspects of the mental game is the ability to focus on the moment at hand. To keep your attention on the performance itself and how you are operating within it. Challenging matches can become very stressful if you let them.

Performancextra
04/15/2020
The True Importance of Good Sportsmanship

In the philosophy of sport, the ethics of athletes' behavior is a big focus. It should come as no surprise, then, that the idea of sportsmanship is a very popular subject for sports-minded thinkers. There isn't an athlete or player out there that hasn't heard all about it.

Performancextra
06/18/2020
The Necessity of Surrender for Growth

The pursuit of mastery requires many things, but one of the most important is surrender, s pecifically, the necessity and willingness to surrender. It may sound strange, but surrender is actually necessary for victory. Now, this may be an unintuitive thought, but keep in mind what kind of surrendering we're actually talking about.

Performancextra
05/11/2020
The Cognitive Revolution Hits Sports

Students of psychology know it as: Before this, a school of thought called "behaviorism" was rooted in the psychological status quo. This approach was, unsurprisingly, focused on the behavior of humans and animals. Think of Pavlov's famous experiment with the dogs.

Performancextra
04/01/2020
The Pursuit of Mastery: The Key to Happiness

That is what I'd like to call the "it-doesn't-really-matter" thought. You might know just the thing I'm talking about. This is that rather seductive feeling that emerges when you're really pushing yourself during your training sessions or your performances.

Performancextra
10/04/2019
How Your Emotions Are Sabotaging Your Performance

The last time you lost your composure while under pressure? Our emotional reactions towards tough challenges can lead us to act in ways we shouldn't and prevent us from performing at our best. But, facing down adversity is an inherent part of sports and competition.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
05/26/2021
How To Write An Engineering Manager Resume

Are you thinking of becoming an engineering manager? The role is exciting - you'll deliver complex projects... and lead a team. Understandably, you'll need a manager's resume. Don't worry, though! That's why we wrote this article; to help candidates work through their process of writing an engineering manager's resume to impress all the hiring managers who see it.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
03/20/2021
How to Become a Data Scientist (2021 Guide)

Are you looking to join the lucrative and exciting field of data science? Data scientists have become one of the most in-demand jobs of the 21st-century economy and are needed in almost every single industry. Data scientists regularly report high salaries and high job satisfaction. So you've probably already asked

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
05/14/2021
Transitioning from Software Engineer to Engineering Manager

Hey there! This article is part of our series on Engineering Management. For even more help and resources, check out our complete Engineering Management Interview Course.What does it take to become an engineering manager? If you aren't sure where to begin, you aren't alone. That's why we wrote this

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
03/25/2021
What TPM Interviewees Need to Know About Cross-Functional Partnerships

Perhaps the most fundamental aspect of the technical program management position is what is known as cross-functional partnerships. As the name suggests, cross-functional partnerships are the working relationships that TPMs form with various team members involved in implementing their program.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
04/05/2021
How to Ace the Technical Program Management Interview

Thinking of jumping into the field of Technical Program Management? We understand that the TPM interview can be pretty intimidating. Technical program management, itself, is one of those roles that is a mix of many different fields. Let's dive into acing the technical program management interview! Many TPM interviews have the same general structure.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
06/28/2021
From IC to Management: Tips and Tricks for Engineering Managers

Many engineering managers first transition into their roles as former individual contributors. Many unique struggles emerge for these new managers not used to the particular responsibilities involved with managing people. This is especially true for new EMs, who often previously worked as software engineers or developers before being promoted.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
12/15/2020
Agile vs. Waterfall: Which Methodology is Right For Your Project

A common question for product managers, project managers, technical program managers, and software developers alike is what methodology to use given a project. There is plenty to choose from, whether it be Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, or Kanban. By and large, however, the two most popular for today's organizations are the Waterfall and Agile methodologies.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
01/12/2021
What is System Design in Technical Program Management?

If you're preparing for the technical program management interview, you already know that the interview generally consists of four types of questions. These are program sense, cross-functional partnerships, behavioral, and system design questions. Of the four, many find the system design questions to be both the most challenging and the most significant for your chances of an offer.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
01/16/2021
How to Answer Product Design Interview Questions

Are you preparing for upcoming product management or marketing interviews? Your interviewer is undoubtedly going to ask your questions highly focused on product design. Therefore, the wisest thing you can do to prepare is to take a look at some common product design questions, right? Well, don't worry!

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
01/16/2021
How to Answer System Design Questions like "Design Twitter."

One of the most common system design questions you'll come across during your product management or technical program management interviews are those asking to design some well-known product or technology from the ground up. Whether it be Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, or even a web crawler, aspiring TPMs must prepare.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
08/21/2020
What is Product Vision?

Product visions is the compass PMs use during the development of their products. Nevertheless, product managers frequently struggle when creating their product visions, and while it is a challenging thing to do, here are the ways you can reliably create them.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
08/20/2020
How to Ace A/B Testing Interview Questions

A/B testing is one of the most important parts of user experience research that is conducted by most companies. For many product managers, it may be a crucial part of experimenting with product changes and deciding which to move forward on.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
09/28/2020
Group Product Managers vs. Principal Product Managers

Are you interested in becoming a product manager or advancing your product management career? What are the long-term career tracks that are available for PMs? In doing your research on the various product management tracks, you may have come across two interest titles: that of the Group Product Manager and the Principal Product Manager.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
09/28/2020
What's It Take to Work at Google?

Those who are looking for a job in tech, whether it be in product management, software engineering, data science, or the like, have undoubtedly considered a career at Google. Nevertheless, Google receives millions of applications a year, which makes it more difficult and competitive than the top Ivy League schools like Harvard or MIT.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
06/10/2020
What Does a Data Scientist Do?

It's no secret that being a data scientist is one of the most lucrative and in-demand jobs in the modern economy. Thus far, the 21st Century has been synonymous with the meteoric rise of big data. In fact, 2.5 quintillion bytes, or 2.5 million terabytes, of data are collected every single day.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
06/09/2020
What is the Role of a Technical Program Manager?

Are you interested in making the leap into becoming a technical program manager (TPM)? You may be intrigued by the exciting job descriptions and lucrative salaries. But you also want to learn a little more about what it means and what it takes to be a technical program manager before you dive in headfirst.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
06/04/2020
How to Nail Amazon's Behavioral Interview Questions

It's no secret that getting a job at one of the big tech companies can be quite challenging. In a way, the interviews at companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are almost as famous as the companies themselves.

Medium
04/07/2020
What is the Tibetan Book of the Dead?

Does the name sound familiar to you? This ancient Tibetan Buddhist text has fascinated the West since it was first translated into English in the 1920s.

Thepulsemag
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Rocks Out in Worcester

Anthony Pellegrino There has not been a holiday season since their 1996 debut without the Trans Siberian Orchestra rocking out over the radio waves. Now, for one day only, the Trans Siberian Orchestra will be stopping at the DCU Center, allowing Worcester to get a seat to the show that started it all.

Thepulsemag
Worcester's Transportation is Taking Off!

ANTHONY PELLEGRINO In the past, the city of Worcester conjured an image of an old mill town in decline but today the city is experiencing a Renaissance. What was once a flyover city in the heart of Massachusetts is now becoming a tourist destination and business hot spot thanks to improvements such as Polar Park, the Worcester Public Marketplace and the Kelley Square redesign.

Thepulsemag
A World of Shadows and Illusions

Anthony Pellegrino You may have seen the shadow illusion group, Catapult, on America's Got Talent, but now you have the opportunity to see them before your very eyes at the Hanover Theatre on September 20th. They have recently developed a new performance dubbed Mouzart about a fictional musical mouse that lives within the house of the prodigy Mozart and his similarly prodigious sister.

Medium
09/03/2019
Create Silence to Cut Through All the Noise

I have been kicking this image around in my head for some time now. Imagine you are at a party. It's loud. It's bumping. There are people everywhere all talking full volume. All talking over one another. Everyone wants to be heard so they are all yelling louder and louder.

Performancextra
07/17/2020
Why We Need Sports

Most people today can agree that sports are a great and significant part of human culture. They're fun, they're exciting, they're good for you, both for the players and the spectators alike. But, while these ideas seem self-evident, have you ever asked yourself if we need sports? Or, more specifically, we need them?

Medium
05/08/2020
What are the Bardos in the Tibetan Book of the Dead?

What exactly are the "Bardos" that are described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead? It may be a difficult concept to fully get your head around if you're not already familiar with the traditions and beliefs of Tibetan Buddhism. But not to worry.

Medium
04/19/2020
The DMT Breakthrough: A Journey into the Bardos?

There are few experiences quite as mind-boggling than that of the DMT (N, N-Dimethyltryptamine) breakthrough. For those who may be unfamiliar, a 'breakthrough' is defined as a complete out-of-body experience following the consumption of a sufficiently large dosage of the psychedelic compound.

The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence
10/13/2019
Utilize Your Ambition to Achieve Powerful Goals

Ponder for a moment a familiar scene: A pie-in-the-sky young adult responding to the question of "what do you want to do with your life?" with idealistic and lofty ambitions while their anxious parents plead with them to be more pragmatic. Just how

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
07/06/2020
Lambda School Review

Today, there's a rather substantial talent gap in the tech industry. It's been estimated that the number of open computing positions will exceed qualified candidates by nearly 1,000,000 in 2020. Whether it be software engineers, data scientists, IT specialists, it now seems standard for companies to have open positions that can't be filled.

Exponent's Ace the Tech Interview Blog
04/02/2020
The 5 Best Data Science Bootcamps

Data Science is a booming field in today's marketplace. According to the Economist, the world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. Millions of data science jobs are opening up to accommodate this increasingly data-driven economy. Have we piqued your interest? Want to take the first steps in becoming a data scientist?

B MAGAZINE
12/09/2019
Three Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2020 - B MAGAZINE

The development of exciting applications of blockchain will continue to get interesting in 2020. Many new tech startups are emerging with fascinating and unique utilization of the technology that is outside cryptocurrency - blockchain's most well-known financial application. We have compiled a list of awesome startups that are demonstrating the enormous potential of blockchain technology to transform every industry.

B MAGAZINE
11/09/2019
Ripple Cryptocurrency XRP Positions Itself for Bullish Rally - B MAGAZINE

All eyes have been on XRP in recent weeks, the cryptocurrency used by the Ripple payment network. Like other coins, XRP has seen some growth thanks to Xi Jinping's public comments supporting blockchain development in China. But its pricing continues to hover around the $0.30 mark.

Nugg Club
Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses Leading the Way

Schedule 1 is available for purchase right now on the Nugg Club add-ons menu. ‍ Happy Black History Month! Now, in 2021, we have marijuana legalization efforts taking place in 42 states around the country. The legalization of marijuana is one of the most popular policy initiatives in today's political landscape.

Nugg Club
The Best Weed Subscription Boxes in 2020

Did you know that there's a subscription box for pickles? It's literally nothing but pickles every month. Pickled herring, pickled beets, pickled tomatoes. You name it, they've pickled it. There's one for snow too. Literally, it's snow, packed in special containers to keep it from becoming just plain water, shipped anywhere in the world.

Nugg Club
The 23 Best CBD Edibles of 2021

It is no secret that the CBD industry has grown swiftly in the wake of cannabis legalization around the country. In fact, it has been some of the most rapid growth ever seen, and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Nugg Club
Nugg Club is Supporting The Last Prisoner Project

Click here to donate to Last Prisoner Project. ‍ Nugg Club is taking a stand against mass incarceration by partnering with The Last Prisoner Project (LPP) and launching our own premium flower brand, Schedule1. No one should be behind bars because of cannabis, and together we can help make that mission a reality.

Nugg Club
How To Make Pot Brownies

Most people know that smoking weed is not the only way to enjoy marijuana. As a matter of fact, many people love to eat it! Of course edibles at the dispensary are usually pretty expensive, and they'll never taste quite as yummy as your own favorite recipe.

NuggMD
How to Make and Use Cannabis Oil

At this point, you've probably seen cannabis oil being sold in one capacity or another. But are you wondering what exactly it is? Well, cannabis oil is the concentrated oil extracted from the marijuana plant. It comes in many forms-some with THC, some without.

NuggMD
How to Make and Use Shatter

Have you always wondered what shatter was? You may have seen it for sale at your local dispensary, and it may not be immediately clear what it is or how to consume it if you've never used it before. But don't worry, we've got you covered. Let's take a look!

NuggMD
How to Make and Use Pie Crust/Honeycomb

As you may know, there are several forms that cannabis concentrates can take once the THC and cannabinoids have been extracted from the flower. A rather luxurious one goes by the name of honeycomb. It gets its name from its golden and fluffy texture, and it's a slight resemblance to the honeycombs found in beehives.

NuggMD
How Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma Can Affect Your Job

Legal Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It was not written by an attorney. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, NuggMD and all authors make no guarantees of any kind and cannot be held responsible or liable for any outdated or incorrect information.

NuggMD
How Medical Marijuana Affects Parental Rights in Oklahoma

Legal Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It was not written by an attorney. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, NuggMD and all authors make no guarantees of any kind and cannot be held responsible or liable for any outdated or incorrect information.

NuggMD
How to Become an Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Oklahoma

As of the summer of 2018, medical marijuana has been legal in the state of Oklahoma for almost two years for those residents licensed by the state medical marijuana authority (OMMA). Oklahomans now have the legal right to cultivate, purchase, possess, and consume medical marijuana to alleviate their symptoms for a variety of illnesses and conditions.

NuggMD
The Complete Guide to Medical Marijuana and Employment in Missouri (Updated 2020)

Legal Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It was not written by an attorney. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, NuggMD and all authors make no guarantees of any kind and cannot be held responsible or liable for any outdated or incorrect information.

NuggMD
How to Become an MMJ Caregiver in Missouri

Legal Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It was not written by an attorney. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, NuggMD and all authors make no guarantees of any kind and cannot be held responsible or liable for any outdated or incorrect information.

NuggMD
How to Make and Use Wax and Budder

Renowned for its taste, marijuana wax is considered the cream of the crop when it comes to cannabis concentrates. They're rapidly becoming one of the most popular forms of marijuana extracts because of their potency, purity, and tasty flavors. What kinds of marijuana waxes are there, and how can you make it, if at all?

NuggMD
How Medical Marijuana Affects Parental Rights in Missouri

Legal Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It was not written by an attorney. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, NuggMD and all authors make no guarantees of any kind and cannot be held responsible or liable for any outdated or incorrect information.

NuggMD
How to Make and Use Rosin

If you're a part of the medical marijuana community, chances are you've heard of rosin at some point or another. You may have heard that it's an extract that is highly potent, exceptionally pure, and relatively easy to make at home. If you're interested in making your own solventless marijuana concentrates, then you're in the right place.

NuggMD
How to Detox from Weed

As of 2020, medical marijuana has been legalized in 33 U.S. states along with the District of Columbia. However, many of these legislative bills do not mandate that certain employers must accommodate the use of medical marijuana. There are also several other instances where the use of medical marijuana is still prohibited, such as government jobs or ' safety-sensitive' positions.

NuggMD
How to Make and Use Caviar and Jelly Hash

One of the strongest and most luxurious forms of hash is Jelly or Caviar hash. It's often extremely potent, and usually the most potent form of hash available. But what exactly is jelly hash? Can you make it yourself? And if so, how do you go about it?

NuggMD
Marijuana for Anxiety

In recent years, medical marijuana has been legalized in several states. Almost always, state legislatures will designate a list of qualifying health conditions a potential MMJ patient must have before being allowed to participate in the state program. You may have noticed one in particular that occasionally makes the cut -- anxiety.

NuggMD
How to Make and Use Kief, Hash and Bubble Hash

There are several kinds of marijuana concentrates out there today, but kief and hash are some of the oldest and most popular forms for medical marijuana patients. An old school favorite for many marijuana enthusiasts, kief, and hash is unique amongst concentrates because it can be smoked like normal flower.