Quantum Management

At the recommendation of my current manager, Laura, I read this article from James Everingham, the head of engineering at Instagram. It’s an accurate description of my management philosophy. The gist is that managing by interjecting your views into the conversation typically results in non-optimal solutions. In the framework of quantum physics, you kill the cat. A better way to manage is to frame problems and define ambitious endpoints. Then let the team figure out the best way to get to the endpoint. Assuming you’ve followed another one of my principles — hire people smarter than you — you end up with an optimal solution.


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