Leading by editing, isn’t

Dec 29, 2017 | Newsletter

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This week: Leading by editing, isn’t, The build vs. buy hiring framework, How much does employee turnover cost?, Why you need a thirty-year plan.


hero image for steven sinofsky's post on the problems with editing as a function of leadership


Leading by editing, isn’t

Steven Sinofsky, Board Partner at a16z, offers practical advice for finding a balance between working closely with your team while not succumbing to “the allure of the Editor in Chief.”

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a matrix that helps teams decide when to hire internally or externally


The build vs. buy hiring framework

Here’s the matrix that Melody Koh, Partner at NextView Ventures, uses to decide whether to develop talent internally or hire externally for every company stage.

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a calculator to see the ROI of employee turnover


Design the team you need to succeed

Jack Altman, co-founder / CEO of Lattice, proposes that “the core reason people don’t think about employee retention seriously enough is because they don’t know how to measure the impact” — and offers a framework (and spreadsheet) for calculating the cost in your team.

Cost of employee turnover calculator → 

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image for a post featuring Ken Norton, partner at Google Ventures, on how product managers can realign focus


Ants and aliens: Why you need a thirty-year plan

Ken Norton, Partner at Google Ventures, outlines an annual exercise for product managers realign focus: by zooming out and contemplating the future of the industry.

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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

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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