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13 Posts


Transparency and The Executive Review
January 08, 2016
A call for transparency and ditching executive reviews in organizations.
Becoming an Engineering Manager
January 27, 2015
Observations and ideas on the transition from engineer to manager.
How We Organize: Brain vs Society
December 15, 2014
A comparison of centralized brain and decentralized society models of organization.
Meeting Rules at Percolate
June 13, 2014
Setting meeting rules at Percolate to prevent being taken over by meetings.
Silver Bullets
January 30, 2014
Andy Grove's concept of strategic inflection points and competition as explained in a 1998 speech.
The Apple Org Structure
August 12, 2013
An analysis of Apple's unique organizational structure and its potential impact on innovation.
Blind Spots
December 10, 2012
Bill Simmons discusses how Bill Russell scouted his own teammates to make them better, raising the idea of identifying blind spots in management and leadership.
The More You Send, The More You Receive
November 11, 2012
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner's perspective on email productivity and communication.
Focus on the road not the wall
September 24, 2012
Ben Horowitz's advice for CEOs to focus on the road, not the wall.
1.5 Years of Percolate
May 24, 2012
Reflections on 1.5 years of building a company, including the importance of milestones, co-founders, and active management.
What can designers bring to organizations?
March 19, 2012
The importance of broad-minded designers with solid structural sensibilities for organizational success.
To Commission or Not to Commission
January 04, 2012
The debate over the impact of sales commissions and their role in service.
What Makes a Good (Sports) Manager?
November 06, 2011
The unique challenges and longevity of Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure as manager of Manchester United.
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