But, as I have many times over the years, I returned to the advice a mentor gave me long ago: When you’re overwhelmed, confused, or lack drive, look for the hard truths you’re probably ignoring. Then, make a list. What do you know to be true but wish wasn’t? What do you want to change but know you have to accept?
…things to understand, and whether those feelings are changing based on the decisions you’re making. But—because it’s hard to measure, it’s easier to stick to numbers that feel more real and concrete, and as a result, roadmaps regularly tend to undervalue the things that don’t show up in a metric.
…n this set of problems since the beginning, this year Medium took a big step toward a new solution. Our subscription strategy is based on a simple idea: By charging readers directly, we can make the experience and the content better, which creates a no-brainer proposition for anyone who values their time. By eschewing ads, we remove conflicts between serving our readers and serving those paying the bills.