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Stripe's model of product-led, developer-centric growth

Recently, I got an email from someone asking about Stripe’s approach to product-led, developer-centric growth. If you really want a unique insight into Stripe, you’re undoubtedly better off reading Stripe’s 2021 update, but here are my general notes on Stripe as a microcosm of product-led, developer-centric growth.

Building bridges with difficult co-workers

Have you ever had to work closely with someone you really didn’t like? Or where you've struggled to overcome repeated friction?

The Basics

I’m not a process freak, but I do believe teams should have their house in order. You can get by with very little process overhead.

Resources for leading through crises

My blog post from 2017, “Managering through terrible times,” continues to (sadly) be relevant for folks leading teams through the tumultuous times we find ourselves in. Since first writing that post, I’ve developed a bunch more resources to help you and your teammates as you navigate the frightening impact of world events.

How To Give Effective Feedback Remotely

Let’s explore how to give and receive better feedback when working remotely — feedback that is actionable, specific, kind, and that won’t set you on edge. We’ll start by explaining when feedback sessions don’t work and how to prevent it.


Free eBook: Try Infrastructure as Code

This ebook is meant to be a step-by-step guide for you to learn how to use some of the most in-demand IaC tools that exist: Terraform, Ansible, Puppet (and Puppet Bolt), Chef, and Salt. Each tool is covered as mostly a stand-alone-project that focuses on deploying a simple Docker-based Python web application from Github.

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