Archive for the ‘Business’ Category
Here’s an excellent write-up about how Twitter could be more awesome:
Elements from this could apply to many businesses… very cool stuff.
This post has profanity in it, so read it and if you want, edit it out before giving it to your kids. Otherwise, it’s a great post by one of my favorite authors.
And this advice is not just for kids. I’ve given similar advice to adults… read it
Here’s another fascinating article about working for a startup: Candid Advice For Those Joining The Startup World: Sleep With One Eye Open
This is long, but worth the read if you are considering working at a startup.
The author wrote an ebook, which is currently priced at $85, titled How to Engineer Your Layoff. The idea is to get a package that is worth something awesome. My package was pretty lame, and I know my company would not have done anything more than what they did. But I bet this $85 is a terrific investment if you work for a company or people with integrity.
From Friday’s article, I clicked through and started reading these posts which are fascinating. They talk about how to come up with employee compensation in a startup, and sharing those numbers with complete transparency.
Buffer’s compensation and equity spreadsheet: fascinating!
Joel Spolsky post which inspired Buffer on this (on GitHub)
Check out this fun interview with Aaron Skonnard from August of 2012: Bootstrapping an Online Education Company to $12M: Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard (Part 1)
It’s a long but entertaining read.
Great conversation on Quora about lean company/product development. I continually have stuff my developers work on that I refer to as Phase I or Phase II, etc. Here’s a visualization of what I really need:
As a product manager, the message is that each phase of developing a minimum viable product (MVP) is a functional step towards the end goal. So each phase is usable. Super important.