Category: Business

Successful Businesses Hire the Right People and Give Them the Freedom to Make the Right Decisions

I read a heart-warming article on Time.com about a Southwest Airlines pilot. He delayed a plane full of passengers by waiting at the gate for a late arriving passenger. Planes that depart late reflect poorly on the airline’s reputation and how customers evaluate them. There were 100+ passengers sitting in the plane and he’s not […]

Why Cross-Platform Products Fail

Alex Payne has written a wonderful article about why cross-platform development environments ultimately fail to deliver what customers really want; a great experience. Alex says: This post is about platforms and doing the right thing by your customers. It’s about the one big thing that I think HipChat and some other great companies are doing […]

Effective Team Conditions

Building and leading a successful team requires you, as the leader, to create and foster the right conditions. Just hiring the best talent and throwing a vision statement at them isn’t enough. First, be crystal clear about the outcome that is expected from them. A lot of leaders fail by going too far with this […]

Management Lessons and Susan Boyle

About 2 weeks ago I started recieving email messages, Facebook links, and tweets about a singing sensation who recently performed on the UK television show Britain’s Got Talent. If you haven’t seen it, here it is: After watching the video I wondered about a few different feelings I had. Aside from her voice, which Piers Morgan […]

Writing Your Own Job Description

I just resigned from NVIDIA and one of the tasks I offered to help with during my transition was writing my own job description. On the surface this makes perfect sense. Hell, I only did the job for six years, who else is better qualified, right? Here’s the weird, creepy part. It’s kind of like […]