- The Stockdale Paradox
Quote: "What the optimists failed to do was confront the reality of their situation. They preferred the ostrich approach, sticking their heads in the sand and hoping for the difficulties to go away. That self-delusion might have made it easier on them in the short-term, but when they were eventually forced to face reality, it had become too much and they couldn’t handle it. Stockdale approached adversity with a very different mindset: he accepted the reality of his situation."
(categories: management innovators-dilemma truth optimism )
- Ask Dharmesh About The HubSpot Culture Code
So much great stuff… maniacal commitment to metrics / mission. SFTC. Share openly. Autonomy & ownership. Great people. Question everything. Life is short.
(categories: culture hubspot transparency life work management )
- The Curse of Culture – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
SO many good quotes out of this: "… culture is not something that begets success, rather, it is a product of it. As with most such things, culture is one of a company’s most powerful assets right until it isn’t: the same underlying assumptions that permit an organization to scale massively constrain the ability of that same organization to change direction." "… This is the power CEOs have. They cannot do all the work, and they cannot impact industry trends beyond their control. But they ca…
(categories: culture google business management leadership )
- Engineering Deadlines: How Engineers Benefit From Delivery Dates
Quote: "Deadlines help us stay focused, aligned and driven – and can be used to keep project scope in check"
(categories: roadmap dates deadlines software productmanagement )
- How Superhuman Built an Engine to Find Product/Market Fit | First Round Review
Quote: "In essence, it’s better to make something that a small number of people want a large amount, rather than a product that a large number of people want a small amount. In my view, the product/market fit engine process of narrowing the market massively optimizes for a product that a small number of people want a large amount."
(categories: startup product product-market-fit )