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I’ve been managing and leading remote and distributed teams and vendors for years (my first project chat tool was not Slack, not even Hipchat, but Pidgin(!)) — and now that coronavirus has suddenly reminded us all that we are not suddenly as adept at working together digitally as we thought…


Art by: Jeff Hong

I don’t generally write on politics. It’s because:

  • One, it’s everywhere and exhausting and there’s more than enough of it.
  • Two, I don’t think I have the right. I don’t actually know it, or understand it, it’s not my field and really what value is anyone’s armchair punditry? We’re not…

A story about spoons and budgets.

I’d once read about a designer who’d made his life’s mission the creation of one object. I think he was Japanese, which was interesting given his fascination and commitment to cutlery that wasn’t even natively common in his country. His passion centered upon a singular focus: making the perfect spoon.


Healthy and doing just fine.

When I think on the sort of culture we desperately owe it to our teammates, partners, customers and organizations to bring to the table — I always come back to curiosity. …


I have seen founders live and die by their spreadsheets. As if all of the meaning and promise of their goals and desires were accurately predicted by a series of small numbers in a series of small cells. The meticulously crafted formulae migrating data from sheet to sheet representing guarantees…


“They will look upon us, harbingers of their doom... also, can you make the hover state a light blue?”

Somewhere between Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley.
Between Steve Jobs and Tim Cook.
Between the first Uber we hailed and the last Lyft, wherein the driver was nice but we felt gross at how we knew this Lyft Line was only worth about $4.50 to him.
Between jeans and tees because damn-the-Man…


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I asked a question to Reddit’s r/startups recently, wondering how the community overcame the challenge of transience when working on startups, and often software or web-based products in particular. …


Questions on regional teams, faux regional teams, watching behavior and game type’s role in the maturing industry

I remember a simpler time (like… one whole year ago). As a hobbyist consumer of multiple eSports properties (and a designer for an eSports product), I knew what it took to keep up with my games and their communities. It played out something like this…

  • If League is in season…


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It’s been a good year.

In April this past year, working on five different startup projects at one time, I knew I was wildly over capacity and starting to drown in the details. While I could institute a healthy system for a software product team or launching a startup, I…

Cody Musser

President @byJakt http://byjakt.com | Formerly Design @Stagegg, CPO @ORGAN_IZE. Writes haphazardly on startups, eSports, gaming, VR, books & fitness.

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