When Your Boss Is Too Nice

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Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:

Yes, it can be pleasant to work for someone who is kind and thoughtful but there’s a difference between bosses who are pleasant to work for and those who avoid conflict at all costs. Managers in the latter category don’t give tough feedback, shy away from going to bat for their teams, and give in too easily to demands. If this sounds like your boss, your career may be at risk.

What the Experts Say
“I’m 100% in favor of kindness and compassion in leadership. What I don’t believe in is a boss who in the name of niceness, doesn’t do what he’s supposed to,” says Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Working for a manager who is conflict-averse can have deleterious effects on your performance and your career. Linda Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and coauthor…

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Undergraduate Math Bloggers

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Originally posted on Division by Zero:

I was interested seeing how undergraduate math students used blogs (and related platforms, like Tumblr). So I posted a call on Google+ and Twitter:

I received quite a few links. I’m looking forward to reading them. It seemed like there was a lot of interest, so I’m posting the unedited list here.

If you know of any others, post them in the comments.

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스타트업 개발자

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Originally posted on IT의 중심에서:

이 글은 개발자로 시작해서 스타트업을 꿈꾸는 분들께 들려주고 싶습니다.
저도 젊어서 성공하는 것을 꿈꾸며 많은 경험을 쌓고자 노력했습니다.
하지만, 현장은 개발 이외의 다른 능력들도 많이 필요했습니다.
이런 것에 대해 멘토링 해주는 사람을 거의 만날 수 없었습니다.

저는 아직 개발과 사회가 만나는 부분, 개발과 산업이 만나는 부분에 대한 경험들이 제대로 축적되고 있지 않다고 느낍니다. 물론 최근 들어 많은 분들이 노력해주고 계십니다.

제가 드리고 싶은 조언은, ‘기다리거나 바라지 말고 스스로 그렇게 되라.’는 것입니다.


Facebook Paper 를 개발한 Creative Lab 사진

Facebook Paper 를 개발한 Creative Lab 사진

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Undergraduate Math Bloggers

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Originally posted on Division by Zero:

I was interested seeing how undergraduate math students used blogs (and related platforms, like Tumblr). So I posted a call on Google+ and Twitter:

I received quite a few links. I’m looking forward to reading them. It seemed like there was a lot of interest, so I’m posting the unedited list here.

If you know of any others, post them in the comments.

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If at first you don’t succeed: disrupting incumbents in the enterprise

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Originally posted on Learning by Shipping:

rocky-movie-on-stepsI was talking with a founder/CEO of an enterprise startup about what it is like to disrupt a sizable incumbent. In the case we were talking about the disrupting technology was losing traction and the incumbent was regaining control of the situation, back off their heels, and generally felt like they had fended off the “attack” on a core business. This causes a lot of consternation at the disrupting startup as deals aren’t won, reviews and analyst reports swing the wrong way, and folks start to question the direction. If there really is a product/market fit, then hold on and persevere because almost always the disruption is still going to happen. Let’s look at why.

Incumbent Reacting

The most important thing to realize about a large successful company reacting to a disruptive market entry is that every element of the company just wants to return to “normal” as quickly as…

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