Publish vs. Pull Managers

Dec 22, 2016 | Newsletter

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This week: Publish vs. Pull Managers, How I share information with my team, Communication styles on the linux Kernel, Developers: stop undervaluing software


publish vs. pull managers


Publish vs. Pull Managers

Heidi Waterhouse on the natural communication styles of managers, presented in a uniquely engineer-y fashion. If you’re not adapting your style for your specific team, you may be neglecting some of your team without realizing it.

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how I share information with my team


How I share information with my team

Mike McGarr, an engineering manager at Netflix, on async communication, the case against meetings, and the practical strategy that has worked to communicate with his team. (As for the reference to Google Docs… if you haven’t tried Dropbox Paper yet, we highly recommend it!)


communication styles on the linux kernel


Communication Styles on the Linux Kernel

Here’s a fun academic research paper Linus Torvalds’ rather… direct… communication style, and how it compares to other kernel leaders. Profanity abounds: not suitable for for the faint of heart!


Read the effing PDF→


developers: stop undervaluing software


Developers: Stop undervaluing software

Understanding how software is made has a weird effect—it actually creates a blindspot, and makes us undervalue the software we create. As a result, we’re damaging our own 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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