IntroductionDear new guy (or girl), I threw together this doc based on advice I’ve given to other people in the past. Hence, it wasn’t all written with you in mind, but hopefully, there are a few useful nuggets in here.First of all, beware of pride. Pride has been the downfall of countless individuals. Among other things, it prevents you from being open to contrary points of view which stunt growth.Second of all, you should know that you are talented and intelligent. However, these things are not enough to succeed. There are other things such as discipline, hard work, follow through, prioritization, graciousness, negotiation skills, networking, general communication skills, etc. that are all important for success in our line of work.Email and SlackThe keys to productivity are discipline and flow. Flow takes awhile to get into. Anything that interrupts your flow is disastrous for productivity.Email and Slack are destroyers of productivity. I find that if I read all of my email early in…
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