Here are some thoughts and notes from a book on leadership development that I am reading. Mindset Leadership is hard work. There are no two consecutive easy days in the life of leaders. If today is easy, you know how tomorrow will probably go. But everything worthwhile is uphill. If the purpose of life was ease and comfort, no sensible person would ever take on the demands of leadership. Results Our understanding of leadership does not come to us all at once.
Since I joined Blend a year ago, I have had the opportunity and responsibility to think deeply about hiring. Hiring, like many other management problems, is hard. The idea that we can assess future performance and compatibility based on a few hours of conversation is fraught with flaws. As we don’t have the luxury of unlimited time and resources, we have to do our best to come up with a process that we think will give us and the candidate the best possible signal to make a decision.
One side effect of the shelter-in-place situation that we all find ourselves in is that I have started cooking a lot more. I have always loved to cook but haven’t always had or made the time it deserves. While some recipes turn out to be just OK, some have turned out to be utterly delicious. I want to document those recipes here so I can refer to them later. Here’s a recipe for paneer pulao, an Indian rice dish made with spices, vegetables, and cottage cheese.
Here are some notes from a book I am reading. It also has some of my own thoughts as well as some tidbits from various other sources. These points are sorted in no particular order. On Problems Always provide options and solutions, and not just problems and excuses. Developers can be very good at finding wrong things, be it in a codebase, an organization or a culture. This, no doubt, is a useful skill to possess.
I will be leaving Salesforce to join a FinTech startup called Blend. In this post, I will be detailing the process I went through to pick Blend, and also touch on the interview process for tech companies in general. Why leave Salesforce Salesforce is a great company. It constantly ranks as one of the best companies to work for in the bay area. Aside from boasting a great culture, it is also very proactive when dealing with ethical and political issues.