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Conflicts are rarely just about the cards on the table

Most disagreements aren’t just about the cards on the table. They’re just as much about who’s at the table. What time the game is being played. The last fifty games before this one. And about all the other people the current participants ever played with as well.So it’s no wonder the game ends up making little……
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Apple’s Middle Age

Forgive the personal aside, but our family bought some furniture yesterday, and it wasn’t half bad. We’re moving house, and I’m hopeful it will be the last time for a while; given my personal history that is saying something. By my count this will be my 12th apartment since I graduated from college, and it… via…
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Leading Through Shared Goals

The Product Leadership Conundrum As the person in charge of a product, you are responsible for achieving product success. But you can’t accomplish it on your own and rely on the development team and stakeholders. Their contributions are vital to design, implement, provide, and support a successful product. At the same time, you can’t tell… via…
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Blockchains: A Shift (Back)Toward Decentralization

Last week I posted a video that the folks at Upfront Ventures did on the current investor mindset in crypto. There are few more videos in this Upfront series and today I am posting one about the shift towards decentralization that the blockchain represents. via Video Of The Week: Blockchains: A Shift (Back)Toward Decentralization — AVC

When Push Comes to Shove – Picking Your Battles

In many organizations, conflict is part and parcel of the culture — some conflict can be constructive, some destructive, but most of it can just be downright annoying. And, because we often sit right in the middle of all of the random agendas, battles of ego, and emotional storms that can rage throughout the company,… via…
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Facebook’s Desperate Smoke Screen

One of the big headlines from last month’s World Economic Forum at Davos was a scathing speech delivered by George Soros. The billionaire philanthropist and liberal activist decried what he saw as multiple threats to open society in our current moment, including the rise of authoritarian regimes in Eastern Europe, and the… via Facebook’s Desperate Smoke…
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How To Think About Selloffs

The crypto markets had a good day yesterday but have been down a lot since peaking in early January. Bitcoin peaked at almost $20,000USD in mid December and has gone down by roughly 60% since then. Ethereum peaked at almost $1400 in mid January and has gone down by roughly 40% since then. A chart… via…
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Stop Managing Bugs, Start Focusing on Quality!

Do you have a long list of bugs? You definitely want to have a zero bug policy, but now you have all sorts of minors, majors, and criticals. You’re not really sure how to get to zero bugs (were you ever there to begin with?). You have spikes where you fix the bugs and your… via…
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Leading Through Shared Goals

As the person in charge of a product, you are responsible for achieving product success. But you can’t accomplish it on your own and rely on the development team and stakeholders. Their contributions are vital to design, implement, provide, and support a successful product. At the same time, you can’t tell… via Leading Through Shared Goals…
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Ikigai

Over the last twenty years, I’ve been asked by hundreds of students for advice on how to think about their careers post-graduation. Inevitably, I’ve always responded with a simple framework to help structure their thinking around picking a profession: What are you exceptional at? What do you love to do? What does the world value?…
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