April is right around the corner, Roadies. I pledge that this blog will be a no-prank zone. Straight up content as always. Meanwhile, here are the blog posts I liked best this week.
💻 Seth Godin has some very direct words about Google: how it behaves like a centralized government, with all the control that implies and the trouble that brings. Read Clearing the table
💻 I’m deeply introverted, with classic difficulty mingling in a crowd. Dave Kellogg is an introvert too, but he’s a former tech CEO who had to learn. He offers some great tips for leaders who also need to learn. Read The Introvert’s Guide to Glad-Handing
💻 As a people manager in a technology company, I sometimes have to say hard things to people who report to me. So many managers are colossally bad at it. Dave Bailey, writing for Medium, offers a way to do it using principles of nonviolent communication that, if you practice, will help you deliver critical feedback with the greatest chance of it being received and acted on. Read How to Deliver Constructive Feedback in Difficult Situations
📷Mike Johnston always hopes he has the right camera on him when he stumbles upon a scene he wishes to photograph — because each camera’s inherent limitations determine what he can and can’t do. Read Smartphone Sunday
📷 Do you refrigerate your film? Johnny Martyr doesn’t anymore — because he only stocks what he’ll shoot shortly. He says it’s quite freeing. Read Your Film Doesn’t Need To Be Refrigerated: Less Shopping, More Shooting