The Great CEO Within: The Tactical Guide to Company Building - Kindle edition by Matt Mochary, Alex MacCaw, Misha Talavera. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and...
Garry BUIDL TanPretty sure one reason early startups are so fun and large scaling orgs become less so is the concept of power distance
Catching lightning in a bottle requires low power distance
Keeping and growing it at scale ends up requiring high power distance
“We worked with restaurants who didn’t have websites, or had really poor websites, and helped them build a site. We ensured that every restaurant website would implement a booking module that used OpenTable. It introduced the concept of online...
See what to do when you can’t sign in to Adobe Creative Cloud, you’ve been unexpectedly signed out of Adobe Creative Cloud, or you’re asked to sign in repeatedly.
Garry BUIDL TanAdobe is a $149B company that has a crippling bug that afflicts tons of users— a looping bug in the Creative Cloud app. It's an easy fix they should do: add a log out button.
Current workaround: Uninstall hundreds of gigabytes of software and reinstall
The effect was huge: I became dramatically more productive between 3:30pm and whenever I turned off the light. I estimate the lamp bought me between half an hour and two hours a day, depending on how overcast it was.
Garry BUIDL TanYour room can be as bright as the outdoors
This is one of the best life hacks I have heard of in a while!
Adam Neumann reimagined the millennial workplace as a capitalist kibbutz, and so dazzled Wall Street that his company was valued at $47 billion. He spent lavishly, and pressed forward even as “the narrative of the unicorn was ending,” says an...
Garry BUIDL TanClassic case of a dreamer who isolated himself from both the realists and especially the critics—
Adam Neumann was known for grandiose pronouncements like wanting to be elected president of the world, live forever, and become humanity’s first trillionaire
Garry BUIDL TanGrowth Culture > Zero Sum Performance-Obsessed Culture
Growth = see through blind spots, accept their own insecurities rather than acting them out, don’t defend their personal value so they create external value.
“When we were starting out, we looked at the biggest marketplace companies – eBay, Craigslist, Amazon. There were two things in common: (1) They had all the supply, and (2) they had ugly products and brand. The lesson we took away from this was that...