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How to miss a deadline

“Projects are always on the frontier, combining elements and ideas and effort to do something that’s not been done before, not quite the way we’re doing it here and now. And so, bold projects sometimes fail to make their deadline. […]

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Are you an ideal team player?

“It’s time to change the way we prepare people for success, says Patrick Lencioni. Drawing from his own observations, he makes a compelling case that, in our increasingly team-oriented world, the key to success is being humble, ambitious and smart.” | learn […]

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How to think for yourself

A Paul Graham essay: “There are some kinds of work that you can’t do well without thinking differently from your peers. To be a successful scientist, for example, it’s not enough just to be correct. Your ideas have to be […]

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What’s going on here, with this human?

Recruiting is hard. “My goal in this essay is to help others make better decisions on a potential hire, business partner, or even life partner as quickly and as accurately as possible. It’s made up of suggested action steps and some […]

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How Coinbase is rethinking compensation

Coinbase’s latest changes should inspire us all. They’re going to pay 75th percentile compared to a peer group of big tech companies, removing all negotiation from offers and adopting annual equity grants instead of traditional 4-year grants. “Eliminating negotiations doesn’t […]

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Brands improve people’s performance

“When people struggle with a difficult task, using a brand can help them perform better. For example, people who drank water from a Gatorade cup exercised harder and longer.” | learn more

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Crazy new ideas

“There’s one kind of opinion I’d be very afraid to express publicly. If someone I knew to be both a domain expert and a reasonable person proposed an idea that sounded preposterous, I’d be very reluctant to say “That will […]

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The infinite conflict of hiring

“What great Founders do, that others do not, is examine the balance between speed and quality, in order to make confident hiring decisions for their company.” | learn more