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An effective way for announcing new features is to use the user/problem/answer tweet thread format.
Cost basis tends to get the most attention when it comes to pricing.
Workers moving from tech hubs to red states for remote work could be inhibited by conservative legislation like anti-abortion laws.
Managers are essential to scaling a successful organization but have a large blast radius if things go wrong.
I remember when I first started working at Stripe I felt like the dumbest person in the room.
Enterprise Value (EV) to Next Twelve Month (NTM) revenue multiples in public markets for SaaS businesses rose sharply from 2019 to 2021 up to as high as 24x.
One of the most profound findings from Godel’s incompleteness theorem is that meaning can be mapped onto a system that was specifically designed to prevent it.
When selling B2B software, self-serve and product-led growth is appealing business model (no sales people, account managers, etc.
Remote work has not yet made the jump to universality. We’re still in the phase of “specialized work objects” which are a combination technology to perform the work, jobs that can be performed remotely, and businesses that can operate anywhere.
To run a one-off ECS task from the aws CLI in Fargate you need to specify the subnet, set assignPublicIp to enabled (otherwise it will fail to pull the container image), and optionally include overrides to run the command you want.
Building tools to help users that are not experts in the thing they are using the tool to do presents unique design challenges.
Some of the biggest criticism of the remote work movement is that people aren’t actually doing work.
There has always been strong demand for remote work and it wasn’t until the global COVID-19 pandemic that the supply side (employers) briefly caught up.
Like the Mitch Hedburg joke, “when escalators break they become stairs—sorry for the convenience” reminds us about the importance of designing systems that fail gracefully.
The realest thing to anyone is themselves. The further from the self the less real things feel.
A Household Pulse Survey (HPS) found that more than 14% of US adults have or had Long COVID.
When we talk about perception we should be careful not to confuse it with reception and awareness (or souledness).
Having to think about everything all the time would be impractical so people rely on other people to think certain thoughts for them.
Writing is the much discussed secret to building great remote teams.
One of the observations that supports the Big Bang theory is the redshift of galaxies.
When we see an object that has a feedback loop we ascribe it a more human goal-oriented desire.
A working paper from Stanford Digital Economy Lab studying the differences between attempts at measuring the number of US workers that work remotely found that half of US workers work remotely at least some days per week.
It’s an easy excuse to tell yourself you can’t do something because you’re tired.
The rules for when a company must provide federally mandated medical leave to employees may change due to remote work.