A manager’s job is to protect their team’s time and attention. Companies love to protect. They protect their brand with trademarks, their data and trade secrets with rules and policies, and their money with budgets, CFOs, and investments. Companies protect a lot of things, yet many of them are guilty of one glaring omission. Too… keep reading
Last year I wrote how I’ve never had a goal. I was reflecting on how I just move from one thing to another without feeling like like I’m aiming for anything. It works for me. Here’s another thing I try not to have: Expectations. One of the few things in life we control is our… keep reading
Consider using this one word in your next one on one meeting… A few years ago, a CEO told me how she was struggling to get honest feedback from her board. No one seemed willing to be critical or give her pointers on things she could improve. After every board meeting, she would turn to them… keep reading
One of the most popular methods of delivering feedback is, well, shit. Here’s why and what you should do instead… I recently ran into a friend who mentioned how she uses the Shit Sandwich to deliver feedback. If you’re not familiar with it, the Shit Sandwich is a technique for delivering feedback popularized by the classic… keep reading
Basecamp 3 saw a flurry of updates over the last 6 weeks. Here’s what a few small teams working together were able to ship. A few months ago I wrote up a post sharing the details of how we structure our teams and work in six week cycles at Basecamp. It turned out to be very… keep reading
About 12 years ago a guy bought a bunch of paper notebooks while on a trip to Europe. As he reflected on his purchase, he was puzzled why these notebooks cost so much money, and thought he could make them himself back in the United States. So he tried. But notebooks? Paper? Can you come… keep reading
Considerate software doesn’t second-guess.
The last update for their app was only a month ago, but Team Android at Basecamp has kept a steady pace to release a new version of the app, chock full of slick new screens and updates to features you already love. Here’s what you’ll find in the latest version, available today: New Hey! Menu The… keep reading