Why Netflix's approach to complexity – going all the way back to 2001 – creates better results.
TLDR: Activist investors want lean SBUs, and they don't love that matrix
A few standout practices: Opacity; Outsourcing for stronger internal networks; Deep technical reviews of ongoing programs.
Shopify cancelled 76,500 hours of meetings. I think that's great.
Are.na is a place to collect content and work on ideas in private or with others – and their About Page is as good as I've seen.
Three takeaways: the power of small, coherent teams; speed as a quality of life metric; focusing on the value of the marginal team.