There are three leaders. I’m going to describe these three archetypes in a hypothetical large company, but I believe aspects of them exist in all groups of people working together on a collective goal.
When we mythologize ourselves, we tend to amplify the things that turned out okay and try to turn the failures or lack of success into something we learned from. You can do anything to make your life look really grand. It’s a shame that so many people find it difficult to do the things they’d like to do because they feel cowed by seemingly successful people who appear to never do anything wrong, or always learn from their mistakes. That just rings as a lot of B.S. and self-mythology to me.
I sometimes characterize Medium as content matchmaking: we want people to write, and others to read, great posts. It’s two-sided: one can’t exist without the other. What is the core activity that connects the two sides? It’s reading. Readers don’t just view a page, or click an ad. They read.
Lessons on Leading. 10 lessons on leadership from an early Pandora executive. Good ideas with interesting anecdotes.
My Irrelevance Strategy. An interesting story of handing over responsibility from the founder of nGen Works.
Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos. Great 4-part interview with Rob Siefker from Zappos’ Customer Loyalty Team.
The view of Zappos’ headquarters and distant mountains from my crash pad in The Ogden.
Ate way too much at Eat here in Vegas this morning. Such good food.
Totally amazing sushi at Bamboo for Leah’s birthday tonight.