Organizational Debt: It’s Not Just for Start-Ups

Back in the dark ages before 2019, I read a great blog post by Stanford Professor, Steve Blank, about Organizational Debt. Organizational Debt includes, as Blank put it, “all the people/culture compromises made to ‘just get it done’”. This includes taking shortcuts in organizational design, such as how you structure and reward your teams. How you communicate …

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Work Your Way Up

Many years ago, when Millennials were first entering the workforce, several archetypical stories circulated in the press. (Today they would have circulated in social media; in those days, they circulated in newspapers.) One trope had to do with applicants bringing parents to job interviews with them – although this never happened to me, friends told …

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