Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Workweek, has a great post up today about The Benefits of Pissing People Off. I had the privilege of having dinner with Tim a few years ago in San Francisco (along with my good friend Jason DeFillippo), and learned a huge amount about the nutritional supplement industry. I… Read on »


I have been very fortunate in my career to work with some very talented people and some exceptional companies. Through my own experience and observations, I have found a few key areas that a company can commit time to that can have a significant impact on company culture. For the next several weeks, we will… Read on »

how to get hired

While browsing the web this morning, I came across an interesting blog post, How to Get Hired at a Startup on WorkAwesome. Jason Cohen, the author, makes some very interesting points about getting hired at a startup. Here are Jason’s five tips: 1. Approach it like getting married 2. Do your homework 3. Your personality,… Read on »

The value of the performance review is a hotly debated subject in the business world, and something that we’ve paid close attention to. People are pretty divided, with some saying they’re a waste of time, and others arguing they’re necessary and effective if done properly. Alison Green, of believes performance reviews deserve a better… Read on »

Rypple Feedback

Last week we hosted the second meeting of the Rypple Learning Collaborative. Spearheaded by John Foster, IDEO’s Head of Talent and Organization, we spent an exciting afternoon at Pixar’s headquarters together with nearly 40 innovators and thought leaders from top organizations and academic institutions, including Mozilla, Facebook, and Stanford University.   One topic that resonated… Read on »

Ever wanted to quickly share a piece of feedback? Now it’s as easy as sending an email. Giving feedback by email lets you share advice and feedback with anyone, at anytime, from anywhere, all without having to login to Rypple. Just send an email to and we’ll anonymize your feedback and pass it along.… Read on »

Ever wanted to quickly get feedback? No probelm! You can create a feedback request right from your inbox without having to login to Rypple. Just send an email to, put your advisers’ emails in the subject and your question in the body, and we’ll send it along so they can reply anonymously.… Read on »


Getting things done quickly and efficiently is a hard skill to master. So, here are some helpful tips courtesy of Bre Pettis. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done. There is no editing stage. Pretending you know what you’re… Read on »