Klarna to cut 10% of staff as it warns of recession
The recession is coming, prepare for it. Klarna is laying off 700 staff which is 10%. I’m not sure this is enough. Cut early and deep.
🤫 The Silent Meeting Manifesto v1: Making meeting suck a little less
Silent meetings, who would have known! At least this is an interesting idea. We will try out many more things when we want remote to get working, this might be one of them.
Ask HN: What to do when the company is stretched thin?
Very interesting discussion. Hackernews is always hit and miss and the discussion thread is a hit. At least you can see what is going on in other companies.
Quick fixes to your code review workflow
Code reviews done right are THE quality tool to prevent bugs. Sadly most code reviews I have seen are done wrong, without a checklist, just personal opinions and debate. This is a good guide on reviews, from the basics to more advanced ideas with “Decide what review is actually for”. If you are a CTO and haven’t given guidance on code reviews, you’re doing it wrong and could save a lot of your time.
Migrating millions of lines of code to TypeScript
This week’s book is “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz. Why does EVERYONE need to read this book? There are many insights, but the one for every CTO is to stop politics around promotions and salary increases. And astonishingly to reorgs. Too often do I see coachees without a transparent salary and promotion process. I always give them this book to read. Again, politics increase your workload and reduce morale. Do yourself a favor and read this book.