On the other hand, don’t make permanent decisions based on the current environment. We are all in a period of uncertainty and must do our best to accommodate one another. We should assume those accommodations will last at least a year. But Bill would likely counsel us that decisions around commuting and our work environments and locations are best not made in times of crisis. We may well discover that some teams and functions can succeed remotely, but others cannot. Let’s do that evaluation ex post and not ex ante. … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?
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A leader’s sense of strategic laziness drives the transition from task-oriented doer to strategic manager. My cofounder Ethan Winchell once said it best when, faced with the decision to hire a more junior role or a more senior and expensive role, he stated, “I want to manage less, not more.” Ethan’s hire may have cost the company slightly more in salary, but ultimately better served everyone by freeing up his capacity for more strategic decisions—all because Ethan was being lazy. … [Read more...] about I’m a startup founder, and this is why I believe the best leaders are ‘lazy’
I don’t think a classic résumé will ever go away, as it is an effective tool when used correctly and under the right circumstances. But if the goal is to show new kinds of skills in a new way, consider embracing a digital portfolio, blog, or personal website as a way to showcase your story. Chances are that the skills and experiences you’ve identified aren’t easily quantified, and instead might shine brighter if you step away from the classic bulleted list and give them a new creative form. … [Read more...] about Why we need to redesign résumés for the COVID era and the future of work
At stake is New York’s financial health and its status as the world’s corporate headquarters. There is more square feet of workspace in the city than in London and San Francisco combined, according to Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate brokerage firm. Office work makes up the cornerstone of New York’s economy and property taxes from office buildings account for nearly 10% of the city’s total annual tax revenue. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
The pandemic has also forced brands to up their game in cleanliness and hygiene. Stores and restaurants have never been as clean as they are now as businesses look to reassure customers that they’re safe places to visit. Even air quality is improving, because businesses are upgrading their HVAC systems to ensure proper filtration against the virus. These changes make for cleaner, brighter, more appealing interiors. … [Read more...] about Retail is having a Darwin moment that will transform it forever