5 min read · Apr 26th · At Basecamp, we treat our company as a product. It's not a rigid thing that exists, it's a flexible, malleable idea that evolves. We aren't stuck with what we have, we can create what we want. Just as…
3 min read · Apr 20th · Your next meeting should be silent Here’s how to change the conversation Meetings can be completely sidelined in the first 30 seconds. There’s one in every group: the guy who opens his mouth first.…
This silence, paradoxically, allows us all the same amount of time to speak our mind….except we’re doing it in our heads first, and on a shared canvas second. Everyone’s voice can be heard equally in this way.
A silent meeting isn’t getting everyone in a conference room to stare at each other in awkward silence for an hour. It looks more like reading, writing, thinking, and processing ideas and solutions internally before sharing them with a group.
Introverts are often more reserved, calculating their thoughts while the discussion rages on.
4 min read · Aug 8th · We have an opportunity to apply AI and machine learning to propel the future and do good. That begins with diverse teams that reflect the full diversity and rich perspectives of our world.
One of the myths about digital transformation is that it’s all about harnessing technology. It’s not. To succeed, digital transformation inherently requires and relies on diversity.
People are the most important part of artificial intelligence; the fact is that humans create artificial intelligence. The diversity of people — the team of decision-makers in the creation of AI algorithms — must reflect the diversity of the general population.
3 min read · Apr 8th · Spoiler alert: “What’s the culture like here?” is definitely NOT one of them.
Tell me about someone you are proud of. This is going to let you know which behaviors and skills they value. You can also learn their attitude towards developing people and celebrating success along the way.
Describe a recent success or win. They should be able to come up with something pretty quickly. If they can’t, that might indicate that they aren’t great about celebrating progress or recognizing people along the way to milestones. They don’t have to describe a huge win. However, they should be able to think of a recent event that demonstrates progress.
8 min read · Jul 13th · A smart comment by Brian Sounders on yesterday’s article made a really good point around the four-hour workweek - that the idea of addressing burnout, mental health and wellness/mental health issues…
Burnout is not a mental health issue, it is an organizational issue that causes mental and physical health issues.
burnout may be the worker’s problem, but it is 99% of the time not a problem that the worker caused.
businesses get away with not fixing actual problems.
7 min read · Oct 3rd · Roughly five years ago, we loaded into a campervan and drove throughout California to visit companies like Google, Morning Star and Patagonia. We wanted to learn everything about their unique ways of…