Menu

Colin Devroe

Photographer. Podcaster. Blogger. Reverse Engineer.

Finally got around to watching Bezo’s Blue Origin presentation. Exciting stuff. An observation: I trust Bezos to pragmatically conquer space while Musk forces his way there. Two different approaches. Both needed.

Elon Musk on meetings

Elon Musk, in a recent memo to Tesla employees:

Excessive meetings are the blight of big companies and almost always get worse over time. Please get [rid] of all large meetings, unless you’re certain they are providing value to the whole audience, in which case keep them very short.

Also get rid of frequent meetings, unless you are dealing with an extremely urgent matter. Meeting frequency should drop rapidly once the urgent matter is resolved.

Walk out of a meeting or drop off a call as soon as it is obvious you aren’t adding value. It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time.

Not all advice is applicable to every situation. This is Elon’s advice for Tesla at this moment in time. However, in general, I’d recommend looking at these three tips and doing an honest evaluation of your company’s meeting policy.

/via Jalopnik who first obtained the memo.

My #FollowFriday recommendations

Today I decided to go through the list of accounts that I follow on Twitter and cherry-pick those I think others should consider following and why. I’ve tweeted all of the suggestions but I also wanted to catalog them here on my blog.

Update, September 23, 2016:

These are just a few of the Twitter accounts that I’m currently following. The accounts that I follow change all the time. But my general goal is to have a timeline that continues to inspire me to make and share.