How Do You Measure Leadership? Are you a good leader?
How do you know? In a startup culture that is obsessed with management by metrics, many founders struggle to answer this critical question about themselves. It’s tempting to measure leaders simply by the success of their businesses. How time-saving technology destroys our productivity. In 1929 John Maynard Keynes predicted that by 2029 people in the developed nations could enjoy a perfectly civilised standard of living while working for 16 hours a week.
His hope was for our precious hours of extra leisure to be devoted to such edifying pursuits as playing Grand Theft Auto and watching kittens skateboarding on YouTube. (Actually he didn’t predict that bit — he suggested we’d be listening to string quartets and attending poetry recitals but, hey, that was the Bloomsbury Group for you.) Today, however, not only has the work week stayed constant but, in direct contradiction of the theory, the better-paid now work disproportionately longer hours. Qu’a appris Google de sa quête à bâtir l’équipe parfaite. Par Hubert Guillaud le 27/04/16 | 3 commentaires | 1,825 lectures | Impression Le journaliste et essayiste Charles Duhigg (@cduhigg), auteur notamment Du pouvoir des habitudes et du récent Smarter, Faster, Better, livre au New York Times Magazine un passionnant reportage sur le management chez Google (un sujet que nous avons déjà plusieurs fois abordé : ici et là notamment).
A notre époque saturée par les données, des dizaines de laboratoires étudient comment transformer les employés en versions meilleures, plus rapides et plus productives (Smarter, Faster, Better) d’eux-mêmes. There Are Four Types of Entrepreneurs. In the history of the world there have only ever been four types of entrepreneurs (if you can think of any I’ve missed please leave a comment): The Builder/Craftsperson/Specialized Skills This is someone who can make something (often something beautiful) AND can get someone else to pay for it.
Historically these people have been tradesmen who, after an apprenticeship, strike out on their own. Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired. Who Y Combinator Companies Want — Triplebyte Blog. Who Y Combinator Companies Want Companies disagree significantly about the types of programmers they want to hire.
This is what Elon Musk, Tony Hsieh and other successful business leaders ask job candidates. Bernard Marr sur Twitter : "Job Interview: The 5 Questions YOU Must Ask... This is Why People Leave Your Company. Comment j’ai bousillé ma vie en quittant mon emploi en entreprise pour créer ma start-up rêvée. Trésorerie, trésorerie, trésorerie.
Comme si la pression sociale et la solitude ne suffisaient pas, j’ai rencontré la mère de toutes les contraintes : me retrouver à cours de liquidités beaucoup plus vite que ce que j’avais imaginé. Cela ruinait ma productivité et la capacité de prendre les décisions. appropriées. Je paniquais et je me précipitais trop pour réussir et pour faire des profits. The 10x developer is NOT a myth. Last night, I tweeted the following: I'm confused by the claim that "10x" or "rockstar developers" are a myth.
Are star athletes, artists, writers, and, uh, rock stars, a myth? — Yevgeniy Brikman (@brikis98) September 29, 2013 I got tons of replies and questions, but Twitter is an awful medium for discussion, so I'm writing this blog post as a follow-up. Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy. Say hi to Lucy.
Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. 7 astuces enseignées à Harvard pour bien négocier son salaire. Des études montrent que la plupart des jeunes diplômés ne négocient pas leur salaire lors de leur première embauche.
A Harvard, en revanche, cette négociation fait partie intégrante du cursus. Près de la moitié des salariés américains (49%) ne négocient pas le salaire de leur premier emploi. Méthode SCORE ou Chercher les causes profondes. The Two Types of Speed. A 26 ans, la France m’a déjà fait perdre toute ambition professionnelle. Je vis dans un pays qui aime cantonner les gens dans des secteurs sans jamais les laisser en explorer d’autres, quand bien même une forte passion existerait pour un tout autre domaine.
Je vis en France. Pour certains, c’est une chance. Dans mon cas, c’est la source d’un profond ennui. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs. [Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written ten books.
His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. You can follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.] Work. The Post-Employee Economy: Why Sky-High Profits Are Here to Stay - Conor Sen. The end of the age of consumption and the decreasing need for labor are more related than you think Reuters Robots have come to destroy our way of life, just as we saw in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, though not as we expected. They're taking our jobs, and are forcing us to reexamine how we value ourselves. Here's a variation of a chart that has made its way around a lot lately - wages and salaries as a percentage of GDP (green line). We see that it's been falling consistently for five decades. One can easily make the case that the only thing "wrong" with the economy in 2012 is that growth is below-trend due to the financial crisis and subdued public/private sector response, and capital has gained an outsized share of income gains relative to labor since the year 2000.
The issue, if you're labor anyway, is those productivity gains accrue to consumers and the owners of the factors of production, not labor. It's the 21st century – why are we working so much? If there's one thing practically all futurologists once agreed on, it's that in the 21st century there would be a lot less work. What would they have thought, if they had known that in 2012, the 9-5 working day had in the UK become something more like 7am to 7pm? Les phrases les plus agaçantes dans la bouche d'un chef. What makes a good engineering culture. Management Secrets: Core Beliefs of Great Bosses. A few years back, I interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets. Project Management. Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work.
Recruiting: 8 Qualities Your Best Employees Should Have. Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers... they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities. 5 ways to keep your rockstar employees happy. Half Sigma: Why a career in computer programming sucks. Temporary nature of knowledge capital Let’s being by reviewing what I previously wrote about the four types of human capital. Computer programming is a job that’s heavily dependent on temporary knowledge capital. It’s temporary because the powers that be keep changing the languages and tools that programmers need to do their jobs. In nearly all other professions, knowledge capital increases as you grow older because you keep learning more about your field.
But in computer programming, the old knowledge becomes completely obsolete and useless.