At work, cutting scope is a way to potentially save weeks of effort. But where does cutting scope cross the line into cutting corners? Slava and I try to find that line in: The Nonintuitive Bits episode 25: Cutting Scope
Authentic networking in a covid-world. The journey beats the destination. Define your culture by asking questions
A couple weeks ago I suggested repeating your message twenty one times for it to sink in. That might seem excessive, but my old manager Viacheslav Kovalevskyi has used this tactic to get senior leaders at Google to consider his
Do you have people who disagree with you? My old coworkers from Google are happy to do it. They're great to bounce ideas off of, and last October we started a podcast where we'd discuss our different views. It's called
In the past few days, some of my articles have really hit a chord on reddit and hacker news. I'm stoked to see them helping people. And they've led to a lot of new faces on the newsletter this week.
Two years into my first job at Microsoft, I was expecting to be fired. I felt like I wasn't good enough, like I was only pretending to be smart. I spent years desperately trying to hide my incompetence from others.
Ever notice that it’s much easier to give advice to others than to give advice to yourself? I have a group of friends from my writing class, and every week we offer each other feedback on our essays. It’
Last weekend I had a huge zoom call with my extended family. Parents with nine siblings each equals many, many cousins. I met cousins who I hadn't talked to in years, saw nephews and nieces I've never met, and enjoyed
It's amazing how much the simple act of writing down your ideas helps you think 🤯 That happened to me this week. I'm writing an article about altruism (you'll see it next week), and I had originally planned to highlight the
Last week I said that I'm taking an online writing class called Write of Passage. What made me sign up for it? Well, I read a lot. I mean a LOT. Like, the-librarian-knows-me-by-name a lot. But often the fascinating stuff
I recently started David Perell’s course “Write of Passage” It’s an intensive 5 week class teaching how to extract all those thoughts in your head and put them down on paper. It’s a grueling pace, where you