Simple is Sticky
The product that's the easiest to understand wins.
Making the Bug the Feature
Learn how Third Culture Bakery turned a bug of gluten-free pastries into a feature.
To get promoted, have to be able to make better decisions despite more uncertainty.
The Best Jobs Page I've Ever Seen
The Stripe jobs page [https://stripe.com/jobs] is the best jobs page. Writing the page required a clarity of purpose that's driven the fintech startup's success in raising $1.6B [https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/stripe/company_financials], attracting talent [https://twitter.com/patio11], and launching new products [https:
Working From Home During a Pandemic
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Remote Jobs Are Better Than Gig Economy Jobs
Remote jobs hold more potential for spreading economic opportunity and reducing inequality than the non-HQ jobs created by the tech sector. The latter includes gig economy jobs (Uber drivers), contract jobs (Facebook and Google moderators), and the other high-headcount, low wage jobs (Amazon warehouse workers). A Vox profile of Silicon
How We Calculate Base Salaries for Remote Jobs
Learn how we calculate salaries for remote roles at a U.S.-based company.
The Differences Between Coaching and Managing
[Y]our role as a manager is not to solve problems. It’s to help others solve problems, themselves. – Claire Lew At Tortuga, we use the same words as Help Scout does for managers and individual contributors: Coaches and Players. We call our managers "coaches," not just because words matter
Should You, the CEO, Hire a General Manager?
I didn't intend to become a manager. But today, I'm the CEO and the sole people manager of a 10-person company. I left Google in part because becoming a manager was the only way I could get another promotion. While I "consistently exceeded expectations" as an individual contributor, my career
Removing Barriers to Growth
> Your ability to succeed is in direct proportion to your ability to solve your problems. -Gino Wickman, Traction [https://www.amazon.com/Traction-Get-Grip-Your-Business-ebook/dp/B007QWLLV2?tag=fredperrott01-20] Success is dictated by your ability to identify and solve problems. Pursuing new opportunities is fine but secondary to solving problems. Put another