Tech behemoths and startups alike spend a fortune on creating plush offices with lots of perks. But arguably the biggest perk is allowing employees to work wherever they want, whenever they want. This is something Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg understood a decade ago when he launched the online publishing platform WordPress. Today his global workforce of 260…
Listening to Uncharted Worlds takes me back to the many years I spent traveling as a space captain.
For instance, praising someone’s process (“I really like how you struggled with that problem”) versus praising an innate trait or talent (“You’re so clever!”) is one way to reinforce a growth mindset with someone.
"Two times now, I’ve attempted to reverse engineer Wolves and then hold up the results to other engineers. See? Here is a well-defined non-manager very technical track. Both attempts have mostly failed. The reason was the same both times: the influence earned by the Wolf can never ever be granted by a manager.”
Simple intro to coding
So many things can go wrong and often do, but I spend a good third of my time working on infrastructure, monitoring, and analytics so that they don’t.