Larry Myers

Daily Note

July 5, 2023

I think people in managerial positions would be well served to read Daniel Pink’s Drive. It’s a pretty quick read and helps explain why keeping a team motivated and productive is so difficult. I’m always fascinated by the resistance to let highly compensated engineers be self driven so they can go solve problems for a business. The feature factory approach is an effective way to assert control, but it tends to quickly reduce a team’s velocity to something predictable and mediocre.