There are, of course, thousands of restaurants that will deliver directly to your door through a frenetic network of young men on scooters and makeshift electric bicycles — the original on-demand service, so ancient that neither the Valley nor the Bay can take credit for inventing it.
The NYC delivery network is best-in-class and is fundamentally built in. It makes me feel ridiculous paying $ for food delivery in a city like San Francisco. The Verge talks about AmazonFresh here.
In a company that's moving quickly, it's easy to accept certain routines or travel far down paths that end up being detrimental to your overall growth.
From Scaling culture with feedback on the Wistia blog.
The conceit of the MBA is that you don’t need to have any substance at all. It’s just this management science, and you can apply that equally well in a software company or an oil drilling company or a fashion company or a rocket company. That’s the bias I’d want us to cut against. So for the degree, people would learn substantive things and then on the side you’d pick up some business skills. But you wouldn’t treat the business degree as the central thing.
This idea has been on my mind lately - nice to see it eloquently put. I appreciate depth and mastery of a subject area as opposed to aggressive management or process skills that lack the substance to back it up.
A talk, followed by Q&A, by Frederic Laloux about "Reinventing Organizations", a research and book that is turning into an international phenomenon. Increasingly, employees and managers (but also doctors, nurses, teachers, etc.) are disillusioned with the way we run organizations today.
A fun weekend ski trip to Park City.