I’ve found the low acceptance of risk, and inevitable failure of risky projects, often leads to feeling stifled. The freedom to try new things isn’t there.
Even for a 93% success rate, if a failure occurs first, employees are reprimanded instead of asked what went wrong, what can be learned, and if the project should…
I had this exact thought after reading “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” and handling team morale and conflict resolution earlier this month.
Everyone was treating each other how they wanted to be treated. Introverts were ignoring the extroverts, extroverts were talking to introverts a…
As thoughtful as Etsy crafts used to be, the sheer amount of product I see on there that could be placed on Amazon with a 15% markup (gotta cover those extra fees) is massive. There’s a better market for what’s flooded that medium whereas I feel Etsy should’ve focused on niche custom-made craft and left mass produced to another marketplace.
I love newsletters where we find out what a CEO and/or company is reading!
Curation is tough and when we like what you do we‘re also interested in what you read. I’ll be looking forward to your newsletter, thank you for this :)
p.s. Thank you for calling out how sales-y most newsletters are! Those drive me nuts.
It could also be taken that “if you’re reading this (while at work)…”
In regards to your bloodline, you’re the one that brought it up to start.
Have a nice weekend and remember to relax and if you don’t like something just move on :)
I feel that reply jumps to a few conclusions especially when it leads with, “This is what I do for a living and my bloodline is well read.” I do not believe the article stated hard workers are not well read or well educated.
Hard work is subjective, yes. However, it seems you’re insulted already by having to defend and cite…
Dodging traffic isn’t hard work — it’s commuting. It may be shitty, but it isn’t hard.
An excellent point! I often thought long hours spent commuting and sitting in discussion meetings was hard work but really it was just stressful, time-consuming, and felt hard because it was upsetting.
Thank you so much for the post :)
I like when you addressed that you won’t fit in everywhere and overall it’s never too late to code or get a job doing it. I’m making a career shift into coding again and you’ve inspired me to keep going.
Would it be worth it for Medium to add a paid version? Something like Patreon?
Or a “Tip Jar” where people tip authors they like (and then take a % cut off the top)?
What if some advanced features and customization was a paid only version?
Apologies if some of these are features already, I’m a casual reader :)
Thank you for being so honest about networking events! Those things always left me feeling worse than speed dating. At least with dating we know what type of person we like and don’t like.
We need a “Tinder for networking” app. Skip the pleasantries, get to the point, maybe tell a funny joke along the way.