May 2016

May 29, 2016

Kim Scott on how to be a better boss with radical candor

Kim Scott talks about radical candor at Cultivate. It’s 40 minutes long but oh so good. The four-by-four framework she presents is illuminating and could be the foundation of establishing and growing a feedback culture.

The axis are “care personally” and “challenge directly” and the quadrants are, from the bottom right in clockwise order, “obnoxious aggression”, “manipulative insincerity”, “ruinous empathy” and “radical candor”.

Here’s another 20 minute version of the talk and a longish write-up with the diagram as well.


May 17, 2016

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May 11, 2016

  • Pricenomics: How breakfast became a thing. “You’ve probably heard that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day.’ What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.”

May 10, 2016

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