As I’m sure you’ll deal with complicated communication in the next few weeks, given the market, follow Deiwin Sarjas’s tips on relevant frameworks (like STICC) to do so effectively: “I suggest that if you consistently follow this process, then you don’t have to worry about rumors. You’ll be surprised how seamless even the scariest changes can be if you follow these steps. It takes preparation and consideration to do well, but the results are worth it. You’ll be able to regularly adapt your organization to the changing environment and remain calm throughout.”
Bill Gurley is stating something we all see, and it’s not clear where we’re heading (how much more the market can go down?) and for how long. The economics is changing and many companies will need to adjust to survive (first) and figure out ways to come out stronger from this.
“Companies can’t afford to address their employees’ cognitive capacities while ignoring their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. On the playing field or in the boardroom, high performance depends as much on how people renew and recover energy as on how they expend it, on how they manage their lives as much as on how they manage their work. When people feel strong and re-silent—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—they perform better, with more passion, for longer. They win, their families win, and the corporations that employ them win.“ — Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz with one of my favorite posts this year. Old post, but more relevant than ever.
Kevin Kelly shares a lot of nuggets for his 70 birthday. These two are some of my favorites: "Your growth as a conscious being is measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations you are willing to have." and "Rather than steering your life to avoid surprises, aim directly for them."
Aaron Suggs covers the strategy and tactics you should consider (and adopt!) when improving your documentation habits and perception (of value). Worth sharing internally and discussing how you can level up your current approach.
"I optimize for shipping a project as fast as possible when the goal is to learn. [...] Over-engineering is perfect for systems that are core to the business. These are old systems that are used by most customers and keep getting new features." -- I think this captures well when to iterate quickly and when to go deeper and build things that will last longer.