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Amazon.com: Amazon Values
Whether you are an individual contributor or a manager of a large team, you are an Amazon leader. These are our leadership principles and every Amazonian is guided by these principles.
amazon  hiring  leadership 
october 2012 by tysone
Inside Pixar’s Leadership « Scott Berkun
"It’s better to fix problems than to prevent them. And the natural tendency for managers is to try and prevent error and overplan things."
management  advice  quotes  leadership  pixar 
july 2010 by tysone
Never Read Another Resume
Hiring people is like making friends. Pick good ones, and they'll enrich your life. Make bad choices, and they'll bring you down. Who you work with is even more important than who you hang out with, because you spend a lot more time with your workmates than your friends.
hiring  leadership  management  37signals 
june 2010 by tysone
You couldn't pay me to work for Ballmer - (37signals)
Jobs needs worthy opponents and Ballmer isn’t it. ... It matters who’s at the top. It sets the company tone. Microsoft is undoubtedly full of very smart people, but as long as they are being run by Steve Ballmer, they’re going to be shackled by his ineptitude. I wish Microsoft had their evil genius back.
stevejobs  apple  steveballmer  microsoft  leadership 
june 2010 by tysone
Steve Jobs holds court at D8 conference | Tablets | MacUser | Macworld
“We have wonderful arguments. The best ideas have to win, otherwise you don’t have good people who stay.”
stevejobs  apple  innovation  quotes  leadership 
june 2010 by tysone
Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy
Derek Sivers's TED talk: "Leadership is over-glorified. ... When you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in."
leadership  momentum  community  hilarious  forsnd 
february 2010 by tysone
The Benefits of Pissing People Off
"Pissing people off is both inevitable and necessary. This doesn’t mean that the goal is pissing people off. Pissing people off doesn’t mean you’re doing the right things, but doing the right things will almost inevitably piss people off."
criticism  leadership  advice 
december 2009 by tysone
Netflix Presentation on Freedom & Responsibility Culture
'If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.'
management  leadership  netflix  strategy  culture  hiring 
august 2009 by tysone
Op-Ed Columnist - In Praise of Dullness - NYTimes.com
C.E.O.’s with law or M.B.A. degrees do not perform better than C.E.O.’s with college degrees. These traits do not correlate with salary or compensation packages. Nor do they correlate with fame and recognition.
business  leadership 
july 2009 by tysone
Abakas: Be Nice
I don't care how good you are at programming, finding bugs, whatever. If you're rude, or if you speak poorly to people who don't understand your... quirks.... you will wind up being shunted to the side.
communication  management  culture  leadership  career  advice 
june 2009 by tysone
scottberkun.com » Top ten reasons managers become great
As a positive counterpoint to my list of why managers become assholes, and as a counterbalance to my tendency to write cynically, here’s a list of why people become great at managing others, trying as much as possible not to just do the stupid thing and invert my other list.
management  leadership  strategy 
april 2009 by tysone
Advice from Steve Jobs on Living and Dying - The Daily Beast
"Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.”
stevejobs  speech  leadership  death 
january 2009 by tysone
Malcolm Gladwell on meaningful work and curiosity - (37signals)
Meaningful work is one of the most important things we can impart to children. Meaningful work is work that is autonomous. Work that is complex, that occupies your mind. And work where there is a relationship between effort and reward — for everything you put in, you get something out…
gladwell  productivity  strategy  collaboration  leadership 
december 2008 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Memoranda
Apple and Microsoft, as ever, offer a study in contrasts. Take, for example, two recent company-wide memos from CEOs Steve Jobs and Steve Ballmer.
writing  stevejobs  microsoft  leadership 
august 2008 by tysone
Up or Out: Solving the IT Turnover Crisis - The Daily WTF
In short: embrace turnover, encourage separation, and don’t even think about saying “careers, not jobs.” Oh yes, it’s Employment 2.0.
leadership  management  productivity 
april 2008 by tysone
Steve Jobs speaks out - On whether Apple could live without him (5) - FORTUNE
"My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better. My job is to pull things together from different parts of the company and clear the ways and get the resources for the key projects."
stevejobs  apple  leadership 
march 2008 by tysone
Yvon Chouinard, | Outside Online
Can you take a company to the top when you can't stand nearly everything about traditional business and what it represents? You can if you're Yvon Chouinard.
books  business  management  strategy  economics  leadership 
december 2007 by tysone

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