Stevey's Google Platforms Rant
"What is above all needed is to let the meaning choose the word, and not the other way about"
— By Steven Sinofsky, Former president of Windows division at Microsoft
Peanut Butter Manifesto: An internal Yahoo memo from 2006
It’s unbelievable how much you can learn from this 5 pages memo.
How brilliant is the Go compiler?
They take something small, simple, and painstakingly well considered. They ruthlessly cut features to derive the absolute minimum core product they can start with. They polish those features to a shiny intensity.
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Department of Defense guide on "Detecting Agile BS"
Permanent skills, which were as essential 100 years ago as they are today, and will still be 100 years from now.
If you’re good at course correcting, being wrong may be less costly than you think, whereas being slow is going to be expensive for sure
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Given that 93 percent of companies that ended up being successful had to change their initial strategy, any capital that demands that the early company become very big, very fast, will almost always drive the business off a cliff instead
From HN thread: "One could argue that Walmart didn’t pay $3B for Jet; they paid $3B for Marc Lore, which might still prove to have been a decent buy."
Delighting customers doesn’t build loyalty; reducing their effort—the work they must do to get their problem solved—does
The tech industry loves to talk about ‘moats’ around a business – some mechanic of the product or market that forms a fundamental structural barrier to competition, so that just having a better product isn‘t enough to break in. But there are several ways that a moat can stop working