Your Judgement Differentiates You

Keep learning. You've only touched the edge of the issue. Develop your judgement, which is essentially decision making under uncertainty. Pattern matching: keep growing your pattern matching database, and be very conscious about it. Heard on the a16z podcast for March 26, 2018 with Andy Rachleff, Wealthfront founder and CEO.

Evergreen

Bookmark for a business-y word I now seem to see everywhere. Isn't it odd how you tune in to something and end up noticing it more often? In this case, "evergreen" means "timeless." Something that ages well, keeps its value, lives a long life. For example, The Pragmatic Programmer by Andy Hunt and David Thomas is … Continue reading Evergreen

Best Design Books Not Explicitly About Design

Daniel Burka recently created a list of design books that aren't about design: I asked a whole bunch of designers what books, which weren’t specifically about digital or graphic design, inspired them. Looking at the list I noted I've read four of the twelve books: 4, 7, 10, 12. Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud is one … Continue reading Best Design Books Not Explicitly About Design

Decision Journals and Framing Your Bets

Decision journals are designed to create a log of the decisions you've made and why you made them. To both capture a snapshot of your thinking at the start, then use the notes to improve your decision making process when you review it later. I first heard about decision journaling when Ian Stewart pointed to a … Continue reading Decision Journals and Framing Your Bets

2017 Daily Reads: Dalio and Drucker

Two books made a big impact on my year in 2017, transforming my thinking. One for a massive amount of new insights and the other for improving my thought patterns. Both books I'd buy again and give away—both are now open on my reading table each morning. The Daily Drucker by Peter Drucker (2004) (Edited by … Continue reading 2017 Daily Reads: Dalio and Drucker

Head of HR Lori McCleese on Automattic’s Learning and Development

  I'm excited to see that Culture Amp's blog features Automattic's Global Head of Human Resources Lori McCleese sharing our latest efforts for learning and development: Three tested approaches to driving learning and development. As an Automattic employee and team lead I've benefitted directly from these perks and benefits — from private leadership coaching in a 1-1 … Continue reading Head of HR Lori McCleese on Automattic’s Learning and Development