Consent Decision Making – How to take effective decisions collaboratively

In this series of blogs, I am writing of my experience of practical applications of Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) patterns in teams and organizations. In the first blog, I wrote about My journey of finding and applying Sociocracy 3.0 (S3). There are many cool patterns in S3 that I have been using with great success as…

via Consent Decision Making – How to take effective decisions collaboratively — Crisp’s Blog

Segment’s Systematic Quest for Depth

Segment’s Focus Problem Segment is a typical Silicon Valley success story. It’s a data analytics software company started by three MIT dropouts in 2011. Last year it raised $64 million in its Series C funding round. Things at Segment, in other words, were going well — with one exception: their employees were having a hard…

via Segment’s Systematic Quest for Depth — Blog – Cal Newport

Why Uber is The Revenge of the Founders

A version of this article is in the Harvard Business Review Uber, Zenefits, Tanium, Lending Club CEOs of companies with billion dollar market caps have been in the news – and not in a good way. This seems to be occurring more and more. Why do these founders get to stay around? Because the balance of […]

via Why Uber is The Revenge of the Founders — Steve Blank

The Importance of Scrum Ceremonies

I recently had a really great conversation with a fellow co-worker about how and why companies struggle with the adoption of agile methodologies like Scrum. It just so happened that he had come from a very large company where someone had undertaken something unheard of — they attempted to objectively measure the effect that Scrum…

via The Importance of Scrum Ceremonies — The Clever PM

Why Facebook Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Buy tbh

There was one line in TechCrunch’s report about Facebook’s purchase of social app tbh [sic] that made me raise my eyebrows (emphasis mine): Facebook announced it’s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users…

via Why Facebook Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Buy tbh — Stratechery by Ben Thompson

How to build a billion dollar digital marketplace – examples from Uber, eBay, Craigslist, and more

Marketplaces are easily underestimated When marketplaces get big, they can get really big. Some of the biggest tech successes ever – eBay, Airbnb, Alibaba, Uber – are marketplaces worth tens of billions of dollars each. And yet marketplaces often start small, in niches and weird corners of the Internet. As we all know, when eBay…

via How to build a billion dollar digital marketplace – examples from Uber, eBay, Craigslist, and more — andrewchen

The Culture Cliché

If you’re looking to shift your company culture, it starts with understanding what culture is in the first place.“Culture” has become the ultimate buzzword these days.Everyone wants to “improve their company culture.” I see the word frequently littered across the headlines of countless of articles, book titles, and conference talk topics. Leaders also seem to talk about…

via The Culture Cliché — Signal v. Noise – Medium