My first experience leading teams working from home came over a decade ago at a cloud archiving startup in the suburbs of Boston. While I had managed geographically dispersed teams before, they were always centered around offices - e.g.
Our offices around the globe went to work from home March 11th, making today my 11th day in captivity… I mean operating remotely. The transition has gone surprisingly smoothly, with technology enabling me and my team to be very productive.
I was at Dell when the 2008 Great Recession started. I hadn’t thought much about the housing market in the years leading up to the crash, and certainly had never heard of Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs). I did think
Early in my career I worked on a new service called Venues at an MIT Media Labs spinout called FireFly. The service was an early version of a social network like MySpace that was focused on engaging consumers in chat,
A couple weeks ago I attended a conference held by Pacific Crest, an investment banking firm that underwrites many of the tech IPOs in our market (e.g. Wayfair, Hubspot, Apigee). The keynote speaker was Bill Ruh, Chief Digital Officer
Before my company achieved product market fit, we had certain unspoken values within our software team. These included: move fast, take risks, minimize process / management overhead, empower individuals, prioritize features over infrastructure, find the MVF (Minimum Viable Feature), execute in