This article was originally published by Michiel Mulders on .cult by Honeypot, a Berlin-based community platform for developers. For the latest updates, follow .cult by Honeypot on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and YouTube. Wow-a! It’s always fun when a new developer joins your team. But wait, you are tasked with onboarding this developer. How do you get started? What’s the most important information you should share to get the new colleague on board? What’s the most efficient process to introduce this developer to the code? Onboarding a developer is not an easy task. Still, too many development teams take this…This story continues at The Next Web
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I need three hours of focused time per day to complete — and feel proud of — my week’s work. It’s just how my brain works. As a coach and facilitator, I’ve become convinced that everyone, regardless of their role, needs uninterrupted work time every day. Engineers need to write code without errors. People managers need to synthesize a day of one-on-one calls. Support and sales roles need to manage their pipeline after a day of context-switching between customers. When my clients get this dedicated work time, they’re more motivated and focused. But uninterrupted calendar blocks are hard to design…This story continues at The Next Web
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Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! My daughter is on her way to graduate from high school this spring and is currently busy studying for her exams. I was looking at her planning for the next few weeks and asked her about her strategy. She told me she was struggling with how to prioritize her work, and I sympathized. It IS challenging to…This story continues at The Next Web
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Eugenie will be hosting a session on this topic at Boost on April 15th — along with SYLVAIN’s Managing Director, Sherry Rahmatian. Secure your ticket now. 2020 taught me how valuable it is to put purpose at the heart of decision-making. Even when the business is nose-diving. In fact, especially when the business is nose-diving.  For me and my colleagues at Uber the start of the pandemic last year was a moment of contrasts. On the one hand, our mobility business dropped by as much as 70% in a matter of days, while on the other the demand for our…This story continues at The Next Web
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You should be continually outsmarted by the people you manage. If you’re not, you’ve hired the wrong people — or you’re just a bad manager. The downside of hiring people more brilliant than you is they’ll be challenging to manage or argue with. The people you hire are the experts — not you — so what’s the point of having them around if you’re not going to listen? But you still have a role as a manager and, very often, it is about more than just the facts of the case. So how do I deal with this? Bullshitting. I… This story continues at The Next Web
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Quitters never prosper. Never give up. If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again. There are so many sayings with the same basic message: quitting is bad. This idea is instilled in kids, internalized by adults, and generally just considered common sense. It’s also often wrong. I once had a job that, in retrospect, I should have quit earlier. I stuck around two years longer than made sense, all because I thought giving up would be a personal failure on my part. That was wrong. When I finally left, I was happier, more productive, and better off. I quit,… This story continues at The Next Web
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While the notion of invisible or boring design isn’t new — after all Dieter Rams’ 10th principle is: good design is as little design as possible — designing for simplicity still seems to be difficult. As designers and creative people, it’s easy to get caught up in the magic of making and the minutia of details.  Making something simple is hard, and it takes discipline. Our goal as designers is to inspire feelings of satisfaction or delight by meeting a need or solving a problem. It shouldn’t be about keeping people’s attention. Instead, success should look like reducing anxiety or… This story continues at The Next Web
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2020 offered valuable lessons about how and why technology business leaders need to future-proof their business models — whether we liked it or not. The pandemic sent normal operations out the window and forced companies to take huge leaps forward in adopting and advancing new technology. Now, it’s time to harness the lessons learned from this pivotal year to create lasting changes to strategies and infrastructure. During the pandemic, I worked closely with chief nursing officers and healthcare technologists to implement virtual care solutions. As hospitals scrambled to keep up with an unprecedented number of patients and medical staff tried… This story continues at The Next Web
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One of the hardest processes for business leaders to control, encountered by every growing organization, is how to scale successfully. I’ve found this is even harder when scaling tech teams. Investing in the right places at the right time can be pivotal to the future of the business, as time and again these teams are the nucleus of value creation.  I’ve heard it said — seen it attempted — that building larger teams is an easy fix, but for every order of magnitude increase, a new layer of management needs to be designed to operate the system. This becomes even… This story continues at The Next Web
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This article was originally published by Neil Green on .cult by Honeypot, a Berlin-based community platform for developers. For the latest updates, follow .cult by Honeypot on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and YouTube. As you continue in your career, you might want to stay in your specialization as a developer without moving into management, but it seems like you’d miss out on the same salary increases. How can you negotiate that? According to Stack Overflow’s 2020 survey, which covers global developer salaries, an Engineering Manager makes $92K, while the lowest-paid developer makes $43K. For the sake of simplicity, let’s say… This story continues at The Next Web
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Earlier this week, Italian startups lost their right to register and incorporate online after the country’s lobby of notaries won its claim to have it removed. The news has understandably left the Italian startup ecosystem in a bit of a shock.  This decision is literally a step backward, as startups have been able to register online since 2016, so I’m afraid this will be a detriment to the economic development of the country and the development of its startup ecosystem. If Italy wants to step up its innovation game, it has to facilitate entrepreneurs… well… getting started! As an Italian… This story continues at The Next Web
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Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! When organizations grow too big, you can feel the empathy dissipate. This is more clear from the outside than the inside. On the inside are people who mean well, but are also a part of the system. That’s why they have trouble realizing the influence and effect this system has on the world around it. But if… This story continues at The Next Web
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Do you know how many times a month, or even a day, I hear the phrase ‘it’s best practice‘ from product and marketing teams that I work with? Too many! It’s made me begin to wonder, is best practice actually a great strategic tool? Or is it simply a safe excuse to hide behind when there is a lack of drive to innovate? Relying on best practices does not guarantee success. As we saw in 2020, what used to be best practice in 2019 was pretty irrelevant. And this year is another new story yet again when it comes to… This story continues at The Next Web
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Sherry will be hosting a session on this topic at Boost on April 15th — along with Uber’s Eugenie Teasley. Secure your ticket now. Until recently, my entire career had been spent in the tech industry. From the inside, leadership led a rallying cry that told employees they weren’t just there building software — they were making the world better. These ideas would often be delivered through a corporate purpose, a corporate responsibility statement, or sometimes they would be simplified down to a vow to put customers ahead of (or at least next to) shareholders.  As an employee, these grand… This story continues at The Next Web
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After launching in April 2020, Clubhouse has already been downloaded 10 million times and has around two million weekly active users. In the grand scheme of things, this might sound like a small amount — especially if you consider that Facebook has 2.7 billion active users on its platform, Instagram 1 billion, Twitter 330 million, and Snapchat 301 million. But the amount of hype that Clubhouse has generated in its relatively short lifetime is oddly disproportionate to the number of users it had acquired. I’ve heard and seen Clubhouse references every single day for the last few weeks, which would… This story continues at The Next Web
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You can’t have more than one top priority. You just can’t. Deciding to prioritize one thing means, by definition, deciding not to prioritize something else. This is as self-evident as it is easy to ignore — which is why it’s important to be intentional about it. The alternative is trying to do everything, which defeats the whole purpose of setting priorities. You can’t dedicate forty hours to five different projects next week — at least, not without some kind of Hermione Granger-type time travel. We all know this, in the abstract, but fail to keep it in mind while planning.… This story continues at The Next Web
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Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! A few days ago, I was doing a woodworking project which involved two wooden planks, just over 10 meters in length (impressive, I know). I had to attach them firmly at one end, then I roughly aligned them so they would be parallel to each other. My attitude towards woodworking could be summed up as “we’ll cross… This story continues at The Next Web
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Interested in digital marketing for branding and growth? Then check out Boost. Google’s attempts at returning answers to queries online in a quicker, easier manner has made the job of SEO more challenging for marketers. With the rise of ‘zero-click’ searches, is there any way for us marketers to stay competitive? I definitely found zero-click SERPs a difficult pill to swallow as a marketer. However, as an internet user… I see it as a highly useful innovation.  Searching Google for information about the weather, when my favorite sports team is playing next, or the net worth of Paul McCartney, the… This story continues at The Next Web
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An entrepreneur is defined as “an individual who creates a new business, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards…an innovator, a source of new ideas.” In comparison, an intrapreneur is a leader who promotes innovative product development and marketing within the domain of a larger company. Both terms elicit a profile of a person who is willing to take risks to promote ground-breaking product development. Their motivations vary, but both typically possess deep insights into emerging domains and a passion for their vision of the future. Our culture reveres such visionaries, and for good reason. Think… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: YouTube,Google
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Over the past few years of working with impact-driven startups, I’ve seen the same issue come up over and over again: most impact entrepreneurs suck at communicating sustainability. They usually go one of two ways — overly social or too scientific — and considering that we’re at a crucial point in the fight against climate change, that’s a huge problem. So here are some tips on how to improve your communication as an impact-driven founder. First up, let’s start by setting the scene. The impact-driven startups of today will go on to build the foundations of what McKinsey & Company… This story continues at The Next Web
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