A growing company must constantly change to adapt to its market, but change is scary for employees and they will oppose it as their default position. The painful experiences I will share with you below can be avoided by utilizing a key lesson I learned after repeated failures.
Unveiling a positive change for employees:
Standing in front of my twelve person team in my home office loft several years ago, I said, “Alright folks, let’s get this meeting started.” I switched on the projector that pushed my laptop’s screen onto the wall behind me.… read more “The Secret To Change Without Rebellion”
How many will care if artificial intelligence destroys life if it has already destroyed meaning?
I picked a random time period in my email to review and reflect back upon. Turned out to be December 2013. Thousands of emails, but a few stuck out and grabbed my attention. I like to think I have improved as a people person / people manager since this point:
Email from me to my ex: “Choose: the business or me?”.… read more “Funny Old Emails”
I am often afraid of sharing my stories from business here on my blog. Some of the more interesting stories will contain mistakes I’ve made and I worry that that could cause companies not to want to hire us or possibly even lawsuits from people who might feel like I have defamed them. However, I think it would be extraordinarily helpful to other CEO’s and Founder’s for these stories to be shared so that we can all learn from them and not just have each of us make the same mistakes over and over.
Ryan and I went to Big Bear this weekend. Skied on Saturday, hiked 12 miles today. Went to a bar last night that had a great singer, bartender, and drinks.
I lost him after a tragedy. Before any of that though, when I first met him, he came to his interview well prepared with a binder full all of his portfolio items. He was one of the first people I skills tested, by actually having him code a site while I sat next to him and watched (turns out there are more efficient ways to skills test…).… read more “My First Good Developer”
The apartment was quiet and spotlessly clean. Lots of delicious food was on the counter, along with a bottle of good champagne. I stood by the front door, shifting from foot to foot and sweating, dressed in a nice dark green button down shirt and a good pair of dark jeans. After an interminable wait, there was finally the rattling of the key in the lock.… read more “Proposal”
I am still trying to figure out how to have a recursive function work on the same variable in PHP. What I am going to try next is to create an object outside of the recursive function and have that be operated on in the function.
I use Google Recaptcha for several web applications, but it appears that they did a change that broke backwards compatibility today. Mike is debugging it now to get it fixed.