In new projects, all the creative freedom is intoxicating, but with it, comes a dark reality - a deep connection to your identify.
Humans think in terms of solution first. It’s natural, but if you are a product leader, it drastically narrows the potential for what you create.
Allow it to happen
Forget the two drink minimum and consider the two drink maximum.
The best in the world have a process that serves the mission they are on. If world class performers are doing it, why aren’t you?
"In fact, I predict one day Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt.” - Jeff Bezos
Starting a software company? Evan Williams has some advice for you…
As a leader, you can be the worst enemy of your team. Power is a double edged sword, how can you help your teams building software?
Steve Jobs was perhaps the greatest product mind we’ve ever known. When he wanted to design something great, he started with one thing - customer experienece.
What is the purpose of a firm? Can it really be shareholder value?
It’s natural to focus on the outcome, but don’t be blinded by its pristine allure. Just get to work on what you can control, the work you do, every day.
“It’s extremely rare that I feel that I’m working in response to an articulated problem.” - Jony Ive
When you make a mistake, what do you do? Do you find all the reasons why you were justified in your action, or do you look inward, for your own role in the situation?
Do they keep their promises? Do they care enough to when it’s expensive or difficult?
Meditation is more than a Swedish massage for your brain. It can also be a vehicle for profound insights into the nature of who you are.
If we can let go of all the process, we will get back to what matters. Building, sharing, fixing, building, and sharing again.
People are busy, options are endless and the default is ignore, what will you do?
Change isn’t made in leaps, but in small steps. Momentum > willpower.
As a leader, you must decide to believe. If you don’t believe in the mission and the team’s ability to get there, why should your people?
“You cannot hold people responsible for results if you supervise their methods” - Stephen R Covey