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3 day no-meeting schedule for engineers
January 17, 2019

About 100 days ago, our product engineering team began experimenting with a three-day no-meeting schedule for individual contributors ...

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How non-technical managers can successfully oversee engineers from the Intercom perspective
January 14, 2019

When I joined Intercom, that thought weighed on me as until then, I had only managed non-technical support representatives. Now I’m ...

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How to build software as a non-technical founder
January 10, 2019

As a mechanical engineer by trade, I have experienced the feeling of having a promising idea for a new software application, but not q ...

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How great Product Managers contribute to great engineering cultures
December 28, 2018

Great engineers leave when they are no longer excited by an opportunity. These engineers are in demand, they have other companies con ...

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Bullshit detection for non-technical managers
December 17, 2018

You are a non-technical manager for a team of programmers or other highly skilled domain experts. You sometimes have some difficulties ...

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Pitfalls of a Non-technical Manager
December 09, 2018

This post is intended towards the non-technical people working in the Software industry, specifically towards the non-technical ma ...

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