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Archive for December, 2015

How the Military Scales a Technology Leader

First Round Capital recently shared advice from Adam Pisoni (co-founder of Yammer) about how to scale oneself as a technology leader. He gave five tips, including one he learned from General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal. This made me wonder what the military solution equivalent would be for Adam’s other 4 suggestions. After a bit of research, […]

Three Military-Tested Techniques for Improving Your Team’s Decision-Making

This was originally published in Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com/3053245/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/three-military-tested-techniques-for-improving-your-teams- “Captain, to the bridge.” Mike LeFever, captain of the USS Destroyer, was abruptly awoken to these words at 3 a.m. to learn that a newly appointed officer had nearly crashed a $100 million cruiser into a fishing boat. As LeFever approached the officer, he could see a bead […]