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When starting a new book series, or a new game – do you go through all the myriad of titles and expansions that came before it so you can “understand” what is happening now? To play a Call of Duty or Fortnite game, did you need to play every other game before it so you can know everything there is before starting? No, one it would be costly, two it would probably be a bit…

If you’re still sitting down at your desk and checking to see who is “Green” and ready to go. You’re missing the point. I wrote about this early in the Pandemic when everyone went remote – Forget the Green Icon – because immediately I saw people staring down that icon and using it as the primary barometer to see whether their teams were contributing. The truth behind those icons, they are aggregates or estimates on…

Whenever I ask for a quote from a contractor, the follow-up question is always – “What’s the Lead Time to when you can start?” Always I ask this question, because as someone running their own company, with a variety of clients, I know that when I don’t get asked this question it inevitably means I need to curb their thoughts. Translation = I can’t start tomorrow I think this question doesn’t get asked enough? Instead…

Traction is what we all want, but is the hardest thing for us to get. We want our code to take to take root and run perfectly. We want our ideas to find meaning with people and make an impact. We want everything we are building to be rejoiced and admired by our customers. However long it takes or when it happens, it has never happened overnight. Showing up, putting in that effort, making those…

I’m loving this season of Remotely Prepared – not only the interviews we’re having but the talks we’re having. Here’s our latest episode on balance and being able to turn work on and off. Something we all struggle with. https://www.upsidedownoffice.com/podcast/turningitonandoff