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Culture VS Tribe: which one to prioritize higher?

Culture VS Tribe: which one to prioritize higher?

I've enjoyed Ben Horowitz'es books. Both of them. Far more than his interviews/lectures on-line, even if I find some of the references he makes (especially hip-hop ones) annoying. But in the end: he's a brilliant guy with incredible experience…

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About toxicity

About toxicity

"Conversion, software version 7.0 Looking at life through the eyes of a tired hub Eating seeds as a pastime activity The toxicity of our city, our city" "Toxicity" - System Of A DownI've already written a similar post some…

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Why HR Depts are such a bad idea

Why HR Depts are such a bad idea

It's hard to find a company bigger than 30 people that doesn't have its HR Department - even if it consists of just 1 person. And the name itself is of secondary meaning: some call it Human Resources, some prefer…

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We're probably bad at job titles. And it's OK.

We're probably bad at job titles. And it's OK.

There's no point in re-inventing the wheel. We all walk in the footsteps of industry pioneers & use the legacy of their lessons learned for our advantage. However ... Think for yourselfI hate mindlessly copying "industry standards" & "best practices". Software…

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Why scaling organizations is so difficult?

Why scaling organizations is so difficult?

There's plenty of hard topics in building software, but if you asked me what's the most challenging one, I'd answer without doubt: scaling (engineering) organizations. Why so? first of all: economies of scale do not work for building software (I've…

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996, Cristiano Ronaldo, 40h work week, SEALs & changing the world - part II

996, Cristiano Ronaldo, 40h work week, SEALs & changing the world - part II

This blog post is all about: ruling time out of the equation (because it's very deceptive), what happens when Purpose meets Social Contract, what does Autonomy really mean (and why freedom is a minor part of it), whether 50h is…

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