You can’t adopt Google’s hiring process and expect the same results.
Revel in your successes when they come.
Remember that the art of listening is as important as art of speaking.
As I watched the company grow, I came to appreciate that it was more self-propelled than powered by us.
It was pretty kafkaesque at times, but overall, very fun and satisfying.
Steal a few child-like hobbies.
Stripe and PayPal are going to be just fine.
When he stood up and thanked me for coming in, I was pretty sure it was the last time I would be hearing from them. It wasn’t.
We want to work hard, but we also need to see the fruits of our labor.