Creating high performance teams is obviously hard but in what ways is it really hard? It is not hard in the same sense that some things are… Read More »Dominic Cummings on High Performing Teams
You and your team are not the special forces.* You are not a skydiving team, a cycling team, or the inner circle or a presidential… Read More »Special Forces, Elite Performance and Your Team (1)
Jo Freeman provides a helpful lens for looking at organisations, articulating things about organisational life that most of us know intutively but struggle to express… Read More »Jo Freeman: The Tyranny of Structureless and Hidden Elites
The point here though, the takeaway, is that relief [of generals in World War 2] was very common. The more common it was, the less… Read More »Thomas Ricks on firing generals and the two basic tools of management
Bikeshedding is this idea that if you have a tremendously complicated project such as a nuclear power station nobody wants to have an opinion on… Read More »Bikeshedding, code-narratology and teamwork
Yesterday’s post lead me to this piece from Ben Horowitz about the idea of task relevant maturity, an idea he lifted from Andy Grove: Everyone… Read More »Ben Horowitz on task-relevant maturity and micromanagement
Marc Andreessen is super smart, bracingly abrasive, and almost always worth listening to. This is a summary of a post from 2007, revived (embalmed?) on… Read More »Resource: Marc Andreessen on talent and hiring
I have some sympathy with Tobias Lütke (Shopify), Brian Armstrong (Coinbase), Jason Fried (Basecamp) and others when they announce – faced with the increasing politicisation… Read More »Mission Protocol: is your organisation a team, a family… or something else?