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The meaning behind the meetings.
How (and Why) to Avoid Hiring That Terrible Google Dudebro
Everyone agrees the rant author is a scoundrel. The real question is: how can you avoid having his type in your startup? There are ways.
The 3 types of bullshit feedback — and what to do about them
How to handle the most-frustrating types of feedback we hear.
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Silicon Valley ageism: ‘Wow, you use Twitter?’
Many seasoned employees claim discrimination in the tech sector is rife
The Financial Times
How to hire executives
To build a great company you’ll need to hire great people — it’s one of the top three priorities of the CEO. Executives have outsized…
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Stop Going to Meetings That Don’t Have Agendas
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Skill, re-skill and re-skill again. How to keep up with the future of work
Stephane Kasriel, CEO, Upwork
World Economic Forum
You, the product.
Early this year, I suddenly found myself in the job hunt phase. After a rather comfortable stay of 3+ years in the same organization, I…
What I Hear When You Tell Me Your Company Doesn’t Do Meetings
Your management revolution and what it can do to your team
Women will never advance doing community work
This article is inspired by my own experience and an insightful conversation with two lovely women — Susan Wu and Sarah Moran.
Flexibility is a good retention strategy. I’m proof.
A few months ago, I had a conversation with my son that I will likely never forget. He is four years old (and possibly one of the most…
At Basecamp, three is a magic number.
Gig Economy Points to a New Class of Worker and Labor Rights
Report ordered by British PM Theresa May says it’s time to recognize more kinds of employees.
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Haters gonna hate… and help you land a job
When you’re trying to do something great — or even something just a little above average — you’ll always face haters.
4 Strategies to Produce Deep, Meaningful Work
“The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our…
Technical Leadership: Getting Started
Before I became a software engineer, I thought that the most important part of the job would be coding. I was wrong. The most important…
How to Be a Better Manager by Understanding the Difference Between Market Norms and Social Norms
Here’s how your team actually wants to be motivated
Future of Work : Why Geographic Inequalities Are Not About to Disappear
…and there’s nothing digital nomads can do about it
The Manager’s Guide to Cultivating Flow at Work
A happy worker is 12 percent more productive than the average employee and 22 percent more productive than the unhappy ones. Additionally…
The Hellishness of a Ridiculously Long Daily Commute
It’s hazardous to both your health and your well-being
The dark side of summer in Greece
Tourism is a driving economic force, but many workers fall to painful compromises with their rights
Memo to CEOs: Fire ‘Monster Managers’
Toxic managers can turn a productive workplace into a cesspool
David B. Grinberg
6 ways to clean up your work culture
What makes you happy in life? Do you think buying a new thing makes you happy?
The importance of side projects
This was first published on my mailing list The Looking Glass. Every week, I answer a reader’s question.
I’m not your mum
I turn 50 in six months’ time. It’s exciting, and a great excuse for a party, but I don’t expect anything much to change…
Here’s why you didn’t land the job after acing those interviews
Don’t take it personally