Managing Humans

Michael Loop has worked as a manager at various companies in silicon valley, and his stories and lessons in Managing Humans are really helpful. Here are some miscellaneous takeaways from my recent reading. Every Company (Probably) Has Big Problems Turns out I’ve fallen prey to the “grass is always greener” fallacy. I realize that no company is perfect, but I’ve always worked at companies that seem to have pretty big problems and I always imagine that there’s some company somewhere in Silicon Valley that — while imperfect — “has it’s shit together” on the fundamentals. »

Why I'm Glad my Dream Job Didn't work out

For the past 5 years of my life, I’ve dreamed of having a job where I would get paid to think about interesting and important ideas and to try to get young people to be so passionate about those ideas that they would want to fight anyone who disagrees with them. For the past 5 years, I hoped I was going to be a philosophy professor I say “hoped” because I’ve always realized that philosophy professors have a sweet gig and a scandalous job description. »