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?

Have you read <em>Haunted Futures</em> yet? cover

Have you read Haunted Futures yet?

I’ve got a story in the science fiction/near future anthology Haunted Futures, together with the likes of Warren Ellis and Tricia Sullivan. Check it out!