How Spotify builds products
An amazing view of how Shopify builds their products, from idea to real customers. What I love most is the way they approach their product defintion and what they choose the document in the process, such as "What are the hypothesis? How will we know if this product is successful?"
Beware the Zombie Team [linkedin.com]
Hunter Walk warns us that noticeable milestones that can be perceived as great success ("new version shipped!") can also lead to dangerous stagnation. Notice how YouTube built their organizational structure to avoid this trap.
4 Things I've Learnt About Creating Company Culture [imod.co.za]
Christopher Mills shares his awesome insights, building his company's culture at iMod Digital. The pattern I see is Christopher's focus on happiness (reward, joke, unshackle), which I think is a great insight we should all learn from.
On Antifragility in Systems and Organizational Architecture [continuousdelivery.com]
Jez Humble explains the term Antifragile Organization and how one can build such organization. In my opinion, it's one of the best articles in the area of organizational structure. I saw many companies trying to become robust instead of taking advantage of opportunities and change.
The paradox of how bugs and downtime can be a good thing [joel.is]
A great example by Joel Gascoigne of how being proactive and honest can turn huge "risks" to spectacular customer support and viral product.