Ignored By Dinosaurs management feed management Who’s hiring all these B players anyway? https://www.ignoredbydinosaurs.com/posts/340-whos-hiring-all-these-b-players-anyway <p>I read <a href="https://tracy.posthaven.com/part-ii-the-failure-points-from-$5m-to-$100m-in-arr">an article</a> earlier this week about lessons learned between $5MM and $100MM in ARR. To the layperson - this means growing a small company into a larger company, as measured by its yearly revenue.</p> <p>One of the points in the article (maybe more, I don’t remember) was about hiring, and it referenced the old adage</p> <blockquote> <p>A players hire other A players. B players hire C players…</p> </blockquote> <p>While this sounds like one of those BS businessisms that some capitalist dude came up with, I absolutely...</p> Sat, 14 Jan 2023 04:10:55 -0500 Hiring https://www.ignoredbydinosaurs.com/posts/330-hiring <p>Because I want to remember this for next time:</p> <p>"Data modeling" is a kind of nebulous concept, but I define it loosely as</p> <blockquote> <p>The empathetic act of thinking ahead about how somebody might actually use this data that you're creating or storing.</p> </blockquote> <p>It turns out to be a skill that not everyone possess, and which a previous career stint as a web developer served me well. I think for the next technical interview I give, regardless of position, I will ask the candidate to explain how a simple blog...</p> Tue, 31 Aug 2021 14:01:49 -0400 Micromanagement https://www.ignoredbydinosaurs.com/posts/329-micromanagement <p>My wife is a Glennon Doyle podcast listener, and on a recent trip she put her on for a little while. Plenty of good stuff, but the phrase that's stuck in my head right now is</p> <blockquote> <p>The intention doesn't matter. What matters is the impact.</p> </blockquote> <p>One expression of micromanagement is the inability to sit and let your teammates (possibly) make a mistake on their own. The way I caught myself doing this just now was an innocent question being asked between two teammates for which I knew the answer. ...</p> Tue, 31 Aug 2021 07:39:14 -0400