November 23, 2014

Humiliated

Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Flickr, on how they think of changing their service at Slack:

Oh, God, yeah. I try to instill this into the rest of the team but certainly I feel that what we have right now is just a giant piece of shit. Like, it’s just terrible and we should be humiliated that we offer this to the public. Not everyone finds that motivational, though.

I’ll say. I can’t see how this sort of management is positive in the long run. Then again, Slack is incredibly popular (we’re fans at Odd Alice), so what do I know?

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