File this one under Peeves. And maybe under Startup Life. I bristle inside when someone says that they didn’t fix a problem or offer a solution because they “didn’t feel like they had the authority to make that decision.”  I’ve heard this a lot over the years. “If I was the Director of x,y,z, then(…)

Culture Does Not Equal Perks

This slide is from the presentation I gave at MozCon on Finding Your Company Culture and Why It Matters. I’m peeved by the way ‘Company Culture” is covered in journalism and talked about colloquially by the tech community. It’s conflated with perks. Can we agree that Culture ≠ Perks please? I love perks, don’t get(…)