Moving Upstream

A common fallacy for tech executives is not accepting their role in the company, at least not in its entirety. Advising, coaching, and talking with dozens of executives, I’ve seen this issue creep up again and again. I don’t care if you’re the CTO or “just” the VP of Engineering, nor whether you’re a cofounder […]

The Habit of Challenging the Status Quo

Lately, it seems like everyone’s cheese has been moving around a lot. From working in the office to working remotely to hybrids. From one strategy that made sense “before” to the new approach adjusted to the “new normal.” Can we say the status quo is being changed if there isn’t one? One of the things […]

Strategy as a Tactic

Right now, many companies realize that they have an urgent need to act fast. As the saying goes—no one wants to waste a good crisis. Teams with the means for investment and the ability to execute smoothly can take steps to ensure they come out of the current situation better than they came into it. […]

Lowering Your Doubling Time

We all have been hearing too much about compounding effects lately. When it comes to pandemics, one would unequivocally want to see the doubling time increase. However, there are those who have been pursuing the magic of compounding for decades, and they are focused on lowering it. My mentor, Alan Weiss, often recites his 1% […]