- How to Disconnect for Deeper Connection – The Cleanest Line
Quote: "Mounting studies show that spending time on social media actually leaves us more depressed than before. Rather than feeling connected to people, we feel lonelier. And yet we’re addicted to the easy time-kill of scrolling through Facebook and Instagram, to the endorphin bump of notifications that someone liked your post or commented. We’ve become addicted to virtual relationships with our phones. With this addiction, we’ve lost the feeling of community with other people and with the natur…
(categories: life culture dopamine thinking instagram relationships )
- LukeW | An Event Apart: Prototyping The Scientific Method of Business
Quote: "Design done right can be the scientific method for business. People within a company have lots of ideas and often talk past each other. Designers can take these ideas, give them shape as prototypes, and allow the company to learn from them."
(categories: design business hypothesis )
- About Amazon – 2016 Letter to Shareholders
I’d pay money to read a book about Amazon’s customer obsession as described here. Quote: "Staying in Day 1 requires you to experiment patiently, accept failures, plant seeds, protect saplings, and double down when you see customer delight. A customer-obsessed culture best creates the conditions where all of that can happen."
(categories: amazon business culture process customerfocus day1 )
- How We Reorganized Instagram’s Engineering Team While Quadrupling Its Size
Quote: "We picked our top five outcomes, which became our organizational principles: Minimize dependencies between teams and code Have clear accountability with the fewest decision makers Groups have clear measures Top-level organizations have roadmaps Performance, stability, and code quality have owners"
(categories: engineering management instagram growth )
- What’s Scary About Amazon Web Services – tecosystems
Quote: "But AWS increasingly appears to have an intuitive grasp, if not completely consistently, of the jobs its customers are hiring it for."
(categories: customerfocus amazon aws productmanagement )