- 1. Craft experiences that have positive & measurable impact on lives…
- 2. Grow strong & diverse teams who collaborate to achieve their best and most creative work…
- 3. Build loved products, resiliant organizations & vibrant communities…
I’ve traveled to more than 50 countries
I’ve traveled to more than 50 countries mainly in Europe, Asia and North America
I have the world’s tiniest tattoo
I have a “pale blue dot” tattoo on my wrist to remind me of perspective—hence my nickname.
I’ve never dyed my hair
I’ve been dying my hair since my 16th birthday—almost every color on the wheel.
Force Multiply the Mission
TPT School Access is a completely new subscription product that gets teachers exponentially more access to the educator-created resources they love and provides visibility and insight to school administrators while growing the TPT community—ultimately supercharging our mission to unlock the collective wisdom of educators.
Experiences All the Way Down
Meetup promises a future where people have access to each other and can self-organize around almost anything. Establishing a design culture and growing our design team allowed us to design appealing new mobile apps and launch an exciting rebrand to drive growth, based on systems designed to adapt and improve experiences for the future.
When I joined Ladders in 2011 the way we build websites was undergoing a dramatic shift and we were right on the bleeding edge. In our effort to become more agile, we streamlined and rebooted our job matching and coaching products with a responsive, mobile-first approach, inventing lean UX, early design systems and design version control along the way.
"Strong opinions, weakly held." (do the work, then do it again)
Give what you have to offer.
Seek challenges. Don't be lazy
Open-mindedness. atrophies if you don't actively expose it to new things
Chummy & Friendly & Neighborly & Inviting.
"Good" is the enemy of "Great."
"Perfect" is the enemy of the future (and it's gross)
profit is not the bottom line
No douchebags. *personal definition of a douchebag: putting image over other people's feelings.
Backlogs are bad. Now, or you risk never. Maintenance is cheaper and better.
transparency almost always pays off. Share all the things
investigate the impossible
make choices that enable (rather than limit) further choices
see it another way
fear is not a good reason
take some time to celebrate & some time to be critical but not much
distrust certainty. Make doubt into experimentation, not paralysis
Do the homework. You always learn something.
Invest in tools, skills & relationships
mind your metrics
be observant & alert.
Anticipate & read minds.
Say it out loud.
Revise this list as often as necessary. But not more often