The content makes me smile. It's was mostly written during my twenties and has all the happy cringe that goes along with the perspective of time. Some of it has aged well, some of it...not so much.
I find myself blogging again for the first time in half a decade. I'm not only blogging, I'm putting up a post a week. And all of these posts are about leading, managing, and growing in a tech org.
For me, everything I know about this topic is in some way tied to my time at Mozilla. That's not to say that Mozilla always got these things right. Sometimes the counterexample can be just as instructive as the model.
In many ways my life feels light years away from Building K in Mountain View. And in others, eternally linked. My husband and I are both Mozilla alum. Our kids sleep in oversized Firefox t-shirts and play with red panda plushies. It's been years since I've filed anything in bugzilla or checked in on IRC. These days, we root from the sidelines. Our contributions happen via emails, coffees, and late night sessions in our living room when former colleagues are passing through Toronto.
We started The Co-pour to bring those living room conversations into the open, to share what we've learned, to talk about the hard things and address the lonely road of tech leadership.
If you're interested in checking out our posts, you can find the full collection at https://mfbt.ca. We won't be cross-posting to planet but if you have a Medium account, you can follow The Co-pour and get notified when new posts go up.
- Are Strong Values Destroying your Company?
- How Fucked Up is Your Management?
- How to Kill your Startup’s Referral Pipeline in a Single Interview
- Valley Extraction — How to Hire Senior Talent Away From Silicon Valley in Four Easy Steps
- Bullies, Bylines, and That Other B Word
- Why More Companies Don’t Do Remote Work (and probably shouldn’t)
- Big Lies, Little Lies, and the Cheat Code to a Promotion
- You Can’t be What you Can’t See
- How to be a Better Leader In 4 Badly Drawn Charts
- Your Diversity Problem isn’t the Pipeline’s Fault
- How I Talk to Leaders about Firing People
- Why it is a mistake to hire super heroes
- Unlimited Vacation and Other Forms of Guilt-Based Management
- The tech mechitza
- Why it’s a Mistake to be a Startup Superhero
- Privilege, illegal interviews, and burning curiosity
- You Won’t Brilliant Your Way Out of This
- Is it Worth Your Time to be Excellent?
- A Brief Overview of Failing, Firing, and Scotch
- Maternity Leave — an American in Canada
- Family Planning While Working in a Startup
- Stuck — How Leaders Get Trapped, and How to Save Yourself
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