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Increment: Issues
Increment: Issues
Increment is a print and digital magazine about how teams build and operate software systems at scale.
·increment.com·
Increment: Issues
Move Fast or Die: Key Startup Lessons
Move Fast or Die: Key Startup Lessons
Lessons from Facebook, Dropbox, and SPC on the singular importance of speed.
·blog.southparkcommons.com·
Move Fast or Die: Key Startup Lessons
Why Firefox Deserves Its Sad Decline…
Why Firefox Deserves Its Sad Decline…
Most of us using Chrome at moment either used to use Firefox back in the day or are too young to know about this… At least according to…
·levelup.gitconnected.com·
Why Firefox Deserves Its Sad Decline…
Archive - Top of the Lyne
Archive - Top of the Lyne
Full archive of all the posts from Top of the Lyne.
·topofthelyne.co·
Archive - Top of the Lyne
Archive - The SaaS Playbook
Archive - The SaaS Playbook
Full archive of all the posts from The SaaS Playbook .
·thesaasplaybook.substack.com·
Archive - The SaaS Playbook
Archive - The Beautiful Mess
Archive - The Beautiful Mess
Full archive of all the posts from The Beautiful Mess.
·cutlefish.substack.com·
Archive - The Beautiful Mess
My Amazon Reptilian Brain
My Amazon Reptilian Brain
How Amazon (the company, not the jungle) imprints their culture
·medium.com·
My Amazon Reptilian Brain
Overcoming The Valley of Death in Growing Businesses
Overcoming The Valley of Death in Growing Businesses
The idea of growing a business is romantic. That spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership and scaling have a wonderful image of adventure and nobility. In the trenches, when a firm decides they want …
·dondalrymple.com·
Overcoming The Valley of Death in Growing Businesses
Grow fast or die slow
Grow fast or die slow
Software and online-services companies can quickly become billion-dollar giants, but the recipe for sustaining growth in technology companies remains elusive.
·mckinsey.com·
Grow fast or die slow
Barrels and ammunition
Barrels and ammunition
A few weeks ago I watched a talk by Keith Rabois called, How to Operate. Keith is a venture capitalist with Khosla Ventures, the former COO of Square, and a member of the PayPal Mafia. The talk was…
·brandondonnelly.com·
Barrels and ammunition
Hard to work with.
Hard to work with.
Managing teams has taught me a lot about my own behaviors and motivations. For example, I overworked for a long time. This left me continually teetering on the brink of burnout, and I had no energy left to absorb the typical sorts of organizational changes that happen at any company. Despite doing good work, I handled change poorly, and I picked up the reputation for being difficult to manage. I’d like to say that I learned from my mistakes directly, but the honest version is that I came to understand this dynamic mostly through working with folks struggling from the same issue.
·lethain.com·
Hard to work with.
A case study in early-stage startup execution
A case study in early-stage startup execution
Before joining Wave four years ago, I spoke to a former employee about his experience. He said something that has stayed in my memory ever since: “Wave is really good at execution, so by working at Wave, you’ll learn how to execute very well.” Now that I’ve been here a while, I thought it would be good to write down what really good execution actually looks like in practice and the counterintuitive lessons I’ve learned along the way.
·wave.com·
A case study in early-stage startup execution