Things we're thinking about this week.
Marketers run everything - Probably the most annoying thing right now is all the 'broetry' on LinkedIn - it's made the site an annoying hub of terrible copywriting. The issue is that it's doing it's job and getting the engagement that people want due to the way the algorithm is working on the platform. The real problem (not just on LinkedIn) is that people just plain want to find 'hacks' and beat the system, and this leads to marketers ruining all the fun - it's why Facebook and Instagram have had to evolve and go with a non-chronological feed. I real damn shame. Marketers suck.
Employee Happiness - Think about this a lot more than anything else (why is it that when a company get's bigger, the culture usually gets worse?). Warby Parker's approach is refreshing and very simple - the idea of using balloons is an awesome way of bringing attention and starting conversations. The best ideas are often super simple.
The idea of luck - Taking a mathematical approach - I always say that you only have to be better than average to be successful. Very often it's just being in the right place at the right time, and there are many ways to 'artificially' create these situations. Just have to be cognizant and work towards it. Don't you just hate it when people say 'If you're so good, why aren't you rich?' - this is a great way of looking at it from a different perspective (luck).