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Chatter around the field now rivals that of other trendy frontier technologies such as drones and AR/VR.
It is pretty
The size of each slice means nothing. And each slice is in different units.
Thanks to Travis Engebretsen of Seacoast Bank for spotting this one.
Don’t innovate in HR
The flat org structure brings me to another point which we learned late: it is not worth wasting time trying to innovate in non-core areas. A great essay that gets into this is by Tod Sacerdoti who sold BrightRoll to Yahoo for $640M (see The Blurb). He writes that you should “limit innovation to the absolute core areas of your business.”
Bossless workplaces and other avant garde isht companies do this to look cool, but always seem to crack with scale — witness Github and Zappos.