What Managers Do

Quote from Radical Candor

The questions I get asked next are clustered around each of these three areas of responsibility that managers do have: guidance, team-building, and results.

Quote from Dealterms.vc

Ein frühphasiges Venture-Capital-Investment muss das Potential für eine Rendite von mehr als 40% p.a.(!) mitbringen, sonst darf ein Venture Capitalist auf Basis der hier geschilderten Überlegungen nicht investieren.

Quote from Dealterms.vc

So waren die durch den DAX repräsentierten 30 wertvollsten Unternehmen Deutschlands im Jahr 2013 zumindest noch mehr wert als die fünf größten US-Tech-Unternehmen, während heute allein Apple und Alphabet mehr wert sind als der gesamte DAX 30.

We think these successive career waves can provide greater opportunities for employees to achieve ikigai

Quote from The Technology Fallacy (Management on the Cutting Edge):

This need to continually pivot to the next possible career wave also has another implication—the need and/or the ability for employees to chart their own course of career exploration with passion. By passion, we don’t necessarily mean an overriding and long-term desire for a specific goal. Instead, we envision it as the opportunity to scan the environment and find the point at which personal interest and market opportunity are maximized. The American writer Frederick Buechner describes this as one’s calling, where the world’s deep need and the individual’s deep joy meet. The World Economic Forum describes this intersection in terms of the Japanese concept of ikigai—the junction at which what you love, what you are good at, what you can be paid for, and what the world needs all come together. We think these successive career waves can provide greater opportunities for employees to achieve ikigai, pursuing new avenues as their passions change and the disrupted world creates new opportunities to do so.

Thunderbird: It’s as if they want to lose users!

Infuriating: Working on Linux Mint, I regularly update my system. The last update included a Thunderbird update (60 -> 68), and an important plug-in stopped to work, the incredibly useful Quick Folder Move. After spending an hour on this, I decided to downgrade – of course some plugins that were updated in the meantime stopped to work.

It’s 2019: These problems should not exist any more, after the last big update that broke almost all plugins. It’s scary to say, but by now, I find Outlook more user-friendly than Thunderbird. For a long time it was the other way around. It’s so sad to see such an important project go to waste.