Rethinking work.

A blog about engineering leadership, company culture, iOS development, and being autistic.
Crying Under My Desk
Alex Karp
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Let People Help You

I'm a hypocrite. I spend so much time forcing people to take care of themselves, and when it comes time to take care of myself, I balk. Why do people have a hard time accepting help?

Alex Karp
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On Perfectionism

Anxiety sucks. It keeps me from doing what I'm excited to do, like writing blog posts. But no more.

Alex Karp
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A Manager's Guide to Performance Calibration

Has your performance calibration process turned toxic? Learn what to watch out for and how to get the most value out of your calibrations!

Alex Karp
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Bad Interviewers Exist

An excerpt on what happens when interviews go really wrong from my book, Running Start: How to get a job in tech, keep that job, and thrive.

Alex Karp
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Unlimited PTO Is Not the Problem

Some people see unlimited PTO as a thing of dreams, and others see it as a thing of nightmares. The difference? Company culture! Learn more about why unlimited PTO causes so much cognitive dissonance and what you can do to make it successful.

Alex Karp
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Let’s Stop Talking About YOE

Years of Experience is a terrible metric and is biasing your applicant pool.