On Leadership, Accelerated Innovation (reactions to WhatsApp), and Entrepreneur’s Mindset
Here are a couple of articles that stood out for me in the last few weeks.
- Sam Altman for President, by Paul Graham
- How to Get a Job at Google, by Thomas Friedman
- Satya Nadella, Chief of Microsoft, on His New Role, by Adam Bryant
I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be a leader. These three pieces all touch on the topic. All three point to the essentiality of humility in a leader, in recognizing when to lead, and when to step down.
From Friedman’s piece,
What we care about is, when faced with a problem and you’re a member of a team, do you, at the appropriate time, step in and lead. And just as critically, do you step back and stop leading, do you let someone else? Because what’s critical to be an effective leader in this environment is you have to be...