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Hey Boss: My First Day Really Stunk
May 30, 2017
Hey Boss: My First Day Really Stunk

I will never forget that day. I had just started a new job after finishing graduate school and moving back to the San Francisco Bay area. I showed up at the specified…

I Said “No More Salespeople, Please”
May 23, 2017
I Said “No More Salespeople, Please”

I bet at some point, you have done it — you hid from a salesperson. You did not want to be rude, but you also did not want to be bothered with the hard sell. The goal was…

“Do You Need an Office?” My Mother-in-Law Wants to Know
May 22, 2017
“Do You Need an Office?” My Mother-in-Law Wants to Know

My mother-in-law was recently in town visiting. When the conversation turned to work, I filled her in on how things were going with Aha! and how our fully distributed…

Your Boss Should Never Tell You to “Care Less”
May 17, 2017
Your Boss Should Never Tell You to “Care Less”

Caring about your work is a good thing. Find out why you should never listen when your boss or coworkers tell you to care less about work.

Technology vs. Humanity — Your Next Job
May 16, 2017
Technology vs. Humanity — Your Next Job

My career will be defined by the prevalence of the internet. Yours likely will be too. And we are still experiencing an incredible acceleration of the use of technology.…

Product Manager: Don’t Be a Data Fool
May 12, 2017
Product Manager: Don’t Be a Data Fool

Do not get caught in a data trap — data alone will not delight your customers. Learn 3 ways to break out of the trap and back into customers’ hearts.

These Honest People Are Not Impediments to Profit
May 10, 2017
These Honest People Are Not Impediments to Profit

Have you seen the real “real” news? A few well-known companies are behaving badly. They made some money in the short-term and felt like long-term winners. People were…

Only Obsessive Egomaniacs Create Tech Breakthroughs
May 4, 2017
Only Obsessive Egomaniacs Create Tech Breakthroughs

I once worked for a CEO who thought he was the next Larry Ellison. He was an early Oracle employee but did not go so far as owning a yacht or racing team. What he did do…