- Slack is the opposite of organizational memory
Quote: "I took 4 months off in 2015 and when I rejoined the workforce in 2016 – distraction city. People were checking buzzing phones in meetings. Chat alerts were click-click-clicking all the time. There was no cultural support or even real understanding of the idea that you need to turn this stuff off to get any work done. I made this point to a PM and his response was ‘oh, you have ADD’." I don’t think it’s just Slack though… email, social, txt, facebook. Activity instead of results, comm…
(categories: culture work attention slack facebook )
- Ten Year’s Worth of Learnings About Pricing
This and many of pricing blog posts on his site are great.
(categories: pricing startups strategy economics business )
- ‘Never get high on your own supply’ – why social media bosses don’t use social media | Media | The Guardian
- How Amazon Rebuilt Itself Around Artificial Intelligence | WIRED
"How deep learning came to power Alexa, Amazon Web Services, and nearly every other division of the company."… wasn’t 2 people working as part of another team…
(categories: ai ml amazon )
- Why hiring the ‘best’ people produces the least creative results | Aeon Ideas
On diversity, team composition and hiring.
(categories: diversity management teams creativity hiring )
- With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there’s a likely culprit
<blockquote>According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.</blockquote>
(categories: mobile phone depression culture attention child-development health )