But it wasn’t Google who invented this practice. They actually borrowed it from 3M, whose own “15% rule” dates back to 1948. In the case of 3M, engineers get to spend 15% of their time pursuing projects of their own devising. For a company with a research budget of over $1 billion, allowing employees the freedom to experiment with 15% of that amounts to an annual $150 million bet on autonomy. But as with Google, the products that have emerged from 3M’s 15% rule have more than covered this bet. Post-it Notes originated from 15% time back in 1974. This one product consistently generates over $1 billion a year in revenue, annually putting the company $750 million in the black, which is quite an upside for its investment in autonomy. … [Read more...] about Why a free afternoon each week can boost employees’ sense of autonomy
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Stay healthy (physically, emotionally, financially) Focus on one thing at a time Turn off your notifications Get as much sleep as you need Spend time picking the right things to work on In my view, the most valuable one-size-fits-all tactics for each person bolster these fundamentals. Examples include mental models for choosing the right thing to do, techniques to relax and go to sleep, and such. … [Read more...] about Try these 3 tactics to boost your personal productivity
For this reason, the Hims model is a departure from traditional primary care. Patients pay the company a $20-$30 monthly fee for on-demand access to a doctor and regular prescription delivery. Conceptually, it more resembles urgent care: a quick interaction with a random doctor to treat of-the-moment issues such as fever, sore throat, flu, and rashes. Where the company makes its money is in chronic care, issues that it can bill for on a recurring basis. This started with erectile dysfunction and male pattern baldness, but Dudum has expressed interest in expanding into harder-to-manage health issues such as diabetes and hypertension. … [Read more...] about Hims just went public. What does that mean for the future of healthcare?
Meanwhile, we’ve also started hosting “fireside chats” with women leaders from inside the company so our employees can learn from those who’ve risen through the ranks in male-dominated fields. The reality is that we don’t currently have the female representation we’d like to see among our own upper ranks, so we’ve also been inviting inspiring women from outside the company to encourage our own female employees to think proactively about their own career development. This way, they can identify growth opportunities and we can swoop in with the support they need to rise through the ranks (rather than get frustrated and leave); we’ve started offering regular mentoring and executive coaching to women employees with leadership potential. … [Read more...] about I Accidentally Built A Brogrammer Culture. Now We’re Undoing It
Parler could run into other choke points as well. The social network does not have a clear business model—CEO John Matze has previously described some kind of influencer marketing plan—and its funding sources are murky. Given that Stripe and PayPal have both stopped processing payments from the Donald Trump campaign, and that Shopify has taken down Trump’s campaign store, Parler could conceivably run into similar struggles if it ever wanted to solicit payments from users. Like Gab, it may have to rely on fringe payment processors with limited capabilities. … [Read more...] about Here’s why Parler is still struggling to come back online