Day in brief – 2011-06-25

  • @evernote happy birthday! #
  • New note : Повстанческая тактика для обывателей http://bit.ly/jVyIHx #
  • New note : Логинов Алексей – Земля из космоса: фотографии лётчика-космонавта Федора Юрчихина http://bit.ly/meFzsp #
  • New note : Infographic: A look at picture-perfect App Store success — Apple News, Tips and Reviews http://bit.ly/my8MsD #
  • Shared: Fair use isn’t much good if you can’t afford it http://bit.ly/kIHvFy #

Unstable company of Skype

While reading this article at GigaOm about the latest adventures of Skype, I came across this quote by Yee Lee, a former employee of Skype:

You can agree or disagree with the practice of re-organization, but I personally had never been part of a restructuring that ran so deep in a company.  During the year I was at Skype, the company:

  • lost a CEO
  • hired and fired a CTO
  • hired and fired a CFO
  • gained a CEO, CMO, CIO, and CDO
  • created an entirely new product development org structure
  • eliminated every Project Manager role
  • fired, re-interviewed,  and re-hired Product Managers
  • created a two new business units
  • combined two business units into one
  • dissolved one business unit
  • opened a new office and hired several hundred people
  • the list goes on…

I mean, these are crazy changes for any company to go through over the course of years.  To have that all happen within a short number of months was staggering.

Staggering indeed.

Day in brief – 2011-06-23

Day in brief – 2011-06-22

Day in brief – 2011-06-21

  • Something to make smile in the morning – YouTube – Southpark Kyles mom a bitch with lyrics http://bit.ly/jXctxt #
  • Tracktor Bowling music is awesome in the morning. Kicks whatever sleep is left after the coffee right out of my head. :) #
  • New note : Vendor-prefixed CSS Property Overview « Peter Beverloo http://bit.ly/ioufLq #
  • “The Hate Song” By Raging Speedhorn is bringing peace and harmony into my life as I right this. #
  • Write of course, not right. You can feel the harmony… :) #
  • Suicide: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer @Everything2.com http://bit.ly/kY6rMb #
  • GitHub API v3: 190 methods to build on http://bit.ly/iEGmTu #
  • Have a break, have a KitKat^H^H^H Shuriken – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://bit.ly/kNmB8K #