To see these in your inbox every week, subscribe to Engineering Impact.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get Engineering Impact: the weekly newsletter for managers of software teams
Keep current with trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams.