Lemon #95. The urgency instinct

Lemon #95. The instinct While Reading “Factfulness” from Hans Rosling, we learned about the Urgency Instinct and its implications.  The sense of urgency makes for stupid and drastic decisions with unpredictable side effects. The overdramatic view in people heads creates constant sense of crisis and …

Lemon #94. Every meeting should be optional

Lemon #94. Every should be optional While reading ‘CEOFlow’ from Aaron Ross, we learned about why every meeting should be optional. Aaron Ross says: How can you make a meeting more interesting? You just need to follow Semco’s meeting policy.  Semco has a policy of …

Lemon #93. Push management vs Pull management

Lemon #93. Push management Pull management While reading ‘CEOFlow’ from Aaron Ross, we learned about the differences between push management vs pull management. Aaron Ross says: The brute force methods that used to work so well, such as «work harder», «hire more», «spend more», aren’t …

Lemon #92. The destiny instinct

Lemon #92. The instinct While Reading “Factfulness” from Hans Rosling we learned about the Destiny Instinct and its implications.  The destiny instinct is the idea that innate characteristics determine the destinies of people, countries, etc. That things are as they are for ineluctable, inescapable reasons: …

Lemon #91. The generalization instinct

Lemon #91. The instinct While Reading “Factfulness” from Hans Rosling we learned about the Generalization Instinct and its implications.  The gap instinct divides the world into us and them, and the generalization instinct makes us think of them all the same. For example, if you …

Lemon #90. The size instinct

Lemon #90. The instinct While Reading “Factfulness” from Hans Rosling we learned about the Size Instinct and its implications.  We tend to get things out of proportions because we tend not to compare the numbers given.  Never, ever leave a number all by itself. Never …

Lemon #89. The fear instinct

Lemon #89. The instinct While Reading “Factfulness” from Hans Rosling we learned about the Fear Instinct and its implications.  We tend to quickly generate a worst-case scenario. We tend not to see what we want to see but what we are afraid of seeing.  Critical …

Lemon #88. The role of product leadership

Lemon #88. The role of leadership While reading ‘Inspired’ from Marty Cagan, we learned about the role of product leadership. Marty Cagan says:  The primary job of leadership in any technology organization is to recruit, to develop, and to retain strong talent.  However, this quickly …

Lemon #87. What customers care about

Lemon #87. What customers about While reading ‘Predictable Revenue’ from Aaron Ross, we learned about what customers care about. Aaron Ross says: Salespeople get paid to close deals, and they tend to be pressured by fear. The result: powerful incentives to sell high-value services like …

Lemon #86. The negativity instinct

Lemon #86. The instinct While Reading “Factfulness” from Hans Rosling we learned about the Negativity Instinct and its implications.  People tend to notice the bad more than the good. It is easy to be aware of all the bad thing happening in the world, but …