“The best way to change long-term behavior is with short-term feedback.” —Seth Godin
"Talk less, listen more, and be decisive when the time comes." —Satya Nadella
Succeeding as a senior engineering leader when your CEO “doesn’t get it.”
'Don’t get hung up on your views of how things “should” be because you will miss out on learning how they really are.' —Ray Dalio
“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.” — Jim Collins
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." —George Bernard Shaw
"Every single one of us has a different map of the world. So if you want to understand someone you have to understand their map." —Steve Schlafman
“When people are engaged, managing them is not necessary; when they are not, it is not sufficient.” — Fred Kofman
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci
The Hagakure is back. Back in November 2020, I had started a new VP Engineering job at an early stage startup in Berlin. At the time, I wrote that the…
Time to sprint again.
"All I want to know is where I'm going to die, so I'll never go there." — Charlie Munger