Archive for October, 2016

“Outcome is a function of process”

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

I was just catching up on Tim Kong's excellent blog, when I read this great quote from Dan Carter: "One thing we talk about over and over with this current All Blacks side is about never focusing on the outcome. We view the outcome as a function of following our processes. ...

Startups and failure

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

(Wynyard Group, an NZ tech high-growth company [or, perhaps, not-so-high growth] just entered voluntary administration. On Twitter, a friend was adamant bad luck had nothing to do with it. Instead of a tweetstorm, here's my response in a vintage retro format known as "a blog post") You can always look back at every ...

Job Titles

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Job titles don't matter, because it's the work that counts.  But job titles matter because they get you meetings with partners, interviews for next jobs, etc.  They send signals that can be useful so, conversely, life can be harder if you're sending the wrong signal. There's an implicit hierarchy in American ...