Tiny wins: the big benefits of little changes
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This week features posts on: Product, Hiring, Code Review, and Leadership.
“This tiny change solved a seemingly small frustration, but it turned out to be very significant to many of our users,” says Joe Califa, Senior Product Design at GitHub. Here’s how to leverage tiny iterations that reap exciting rewards.
Will Larson, Foundation Engineer at Stripe, examines the most popular sources for job candidates, and serves up a recipe for a recruiting process that will help your company extend your network — and your way of thinking.
“Many have said that the characteristics of engineering seem incompatible with what we know about building software, and we would be better off acknowledging that we are not engineers and never will be.” In this talk, Glenn Vanderburg, VP of Engineering at First, shares a fresh take on what software engineering should look like.
Max Bittker, Software Engineer at Sentry, shares strategies for providing useful and timely feedback when you don’t understand the code you’re reviewing.
Claire Lew, CEO of Know Your Company, discusses the alarming “trust gap” between leadership teams and employees, and offers actionable tips for managers to start fixing the problem.
Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.
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