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It just doesn't matter - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
The best designers and the best programmers aren’t the ones with the best skills, or the nimblest fingers, or the ones who can rock and roll with photoshop or vim, they are the ones that can determine what just doesn’t matter. That’s where the real gains are made.
strategy  process  management  startup  quotes  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Alex Payne — Don't Be A Hero
Here’s the thing: the hero is the most damaging person on a team, particularly on a team that’s supposed to be writing high-availability or otherwise mission-critical software.
process  strategy  management 
january 2010 by tysone
What Startups Are Really Like
Why do people take too long on the first version? Pride, mostly. They hate to release something that could be better. They worry what people will say about them. But you have to overcome this: Doing something "simple" at first glance does not mean you aren't doing something meaningful, defensible, or valuable.
startup  strategy  advice  management  toread 
october 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
Rands In Repose: A Deep Breath
Communication in a group of people is an endless exercise in alignment. No matter how well you know your team, you can never predict where the internal dialogue of your team is going to wander.
management  strategy  process  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
Hire family people - (37signals)
A room full of young-guns is merely a crutch for shoddy management, lousy execution, and heroic myths. And you certainly need the latter if you’re trying to give turds wings, but how about just not trying to make crap fly in the first place?
startup  management  strategy 
april 2008 by tysone
Top 5 reasons why “The Customer Is Always Right” is wrong
So put your people first. And watch them put the customers first.
strategy  management  business 
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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