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The email Gary Thinks Larry Page Should Have Written to James Damore

You have probably read about the “Google Memo” by now. In August, James Damore, a search engineer at Google wrote an internal memo that challenged the company’s diversity initiatives. Damore argued that Google’s politically inspired diversity initiatives had created an echo chamber that prevented critical debate. ...


gap intelligence, Mi Amore, Turns One Four

gap intelligence turned fourteen years old today. We’re stronger than ever, we’re getting an attitude of confidence, and we still like boy bands.  The great part is that our best days are still very much ahead of us. Our anniversary inspired me to dig around the office for gap artifacts and reflect on fourteen years of ...


A Year From Now You May Wish You Had Started Today

No company, organization, or team will sustain long term success without improvement. If a hockey team keeps the same players with the same tactics, over time other teams will pass them with better players and superior tactics. Companies are no different. Companies who rely on the same performance year after year will gradually fade away into ...


No Bad Days

I am writing this blog from Twin Lakes, California, a pocket of a campground within the snowcapped Mammoth Mountains. My two kids are down for a nap (so I can type) and I have a direct view of a cascading waterfall. A good day.

The first day of this family adventure had a bumpy start. No more than two feet into the trip, I scraped the side of ...


How Satya Got Microsoft’s Groove Back

Microsoft is back.

The evidence is everywhere you look. The company’s Surface Pro 4 tablet is “hugely impressive” and “the best tablet-laptop hybrid around.” The company’s Azure cloud computing service is on pace to turn a profit for the first time this year. The company’s Glassdoor rating, which was ...