“Slack eliminates hierarchy time and space.”
This profile on C.C. Myers is a good example of leading from the front but even more than that it shows that speed begets speed.
A quick rundown by Github of how to develop quickly on production using feature flags and what benefits that brings.
I’m not that negative about the Dominic Cummings job ad, because:
- Unlike a lot of people in governments everywhere, he seems to have a clue what he is doing.
- That a person who’s winning would quote Boyd is not a coincidence.
- Using a blog in this way (or Trump tweeting like he does) is the direct e-government that everybody has always been asking for. Not so fun now that we have it, is it?
- Governments and institutions are breaking or already are broken in this age. They do need large scale overhaul.
This is even worse in Germany where the institutions are bigger and the ahistorical denial of reality is immense. It’s going to be really ugly when they go down.
- A city like Berlin, that can’t get anything done to save its life, would probably be massively improved by this approach. Our local government here can’t find its own asshole without help from McKinsey. Please somebody do this for Berlin.
Not surprisingly I agree with these reasons to do give management a try. It can be a very rewarding thing for the right person at the right place/time.
I too love taking notes just like Tanya Reilly here and I wish more people would take better notes.
A bunch of very relevant guidelines of how to setup a product team at various stages of a company from the CPO of Credit Karma.
“In the new city of the supertalls, man is born free but everywhere is in salad chains. The people are being made skinny to fit the skinniness of the buildings to come.”
“Whether the art that comes out of The Shed will be any good, or just social media-ready kitsch delivered in unnourishing experiential baggies for the ’gram, we don’t yet know.”
Every city worth a damn will be colonized and sterilized.
The difference between peacetime and wartime productivity is when things are so explosive and all your systems break down and when you get out the other side everything is changed. It’s an essential and very educational mode.
I started reading this article on WeChat which turned into a convincing takedown of design thinking’s incrementalism and lack of vision.