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Day One @ Percolate also links out to other documents, including our fairly robust internal wiki, a vocabulary of terms frequently used inside the company, a longer document on our mission and vision, and our very down-to-earth employee manual. It’s a living document – people will make comments, ask questions and Noah, our CEO, will actually follow up pretty quickly to update the doc.
Noah borrowed this practice of extensive documentation from his time at The Barbarian Group, where his manager had done something similar. It might be a lot of work to write (and read) so much content, but it’s incredibly helpful for providing context and setting expectations."
Reading this made me wistful. When I start thinking about all the little ways The Barbarian Group impacted people’s lives and work styles, I get a little teared up.
Percolate’s taken onboarding much further, though. Got things done I was still only dreaming of. A great article.
All popular music starts with a hook. A distinct and memorable 5-10 melody.
The best form of job security is knowing you can easily get another job.
The volume of electronic music is going to soon dwarf all other types of music because it is so easy to create.
Knowing what you want to say (or how much you are asking for) creates a huge amount of certainty, removes doubt, builds confidence.
Having the ability to easily navigate from one place to the next is very empowering. And if you lack it (foreign city), very disempowering.
If you don’t like how you are feeling, do something different with your body. Don’t slouch further into your seat. Clean. Take a walk. Read a book. Nap. Call someone.
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