Hi! I’m Charles Feng, a tech person with experience in software, product, data, and UI/UX design. I’m currently helping fix commerce at Poynt, and sharing some of my notes on startups, business, and the tech industry on this blog.

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General Management, Session 6

Tricky Situations. As a capstone to the course, we will tackle a diverse bundle of tricky management situations that are drawn from real life. »

Courses, Management

General Management, Session 5

Executive Communication. Your ability to manage depends on your ability to communicate. Whether writing, storytelling, or speaking, great general managers communicate the right content »

Courses, Management

General Management, Session 4

Organization Design. Whether you are a traditionalist or a progressive, creating an organization requires dividing responsibility and work among group members. In this session, »

Courses, Management

General Management, Session 3

Engineers and Artists. Values, ambitions, thoughts, and beliefs vary significantly among people you work with. Understanding how their brains work helps you and your »

Management, Courses

General Management, Session 2

Setting Objectives and Measuring Performance. Whether you are a CEO or a “micro-CEO” — to borrow Grove’s phrasing — setting goals for yourself and your »

Management, Courses

General Management, Session 1

Defining Management Using historical documents and some first-hand accounts from managers, we will try to agree on a definition of “management.” In this session, »

Management, Courses

Man's Search for Meaning (Victor E. Frankl)

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. »

Books, Notes, Self

Turn the Ship Around! (L. David Marquet)

Turn the Ship Around! is the true story of how the USS Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging »

Notes, Books, Management, Culture

Difficult Conversations (Douglas Stone)

We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day – whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. Douglas »

Notes, Books, Culture, Relationships

High Output Management (Andy Grove)

This is a user-friendly guide to the art and science of management from Andrew S. Grove, the president of America's leading manufacturer of computer »

Management, Notes, Books

Unlocking the Potential of the Internet of Things

These are my takeaways from the McKinsey Global Institute report on the Internet of Things. The authors hypothesized that the hype may actually understate »

Notes, Hardware, Platforms, Software

The Score Takes Care of Itself (Bill Walsh)

Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise »

Notes, Management, Books

Ben and Marc Explain (Practically) Everything

In a series of two podcasts, a16z founders Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen discuss the technology industry, startup ecosystem, disruption theory, and much more. »

Talks, Startups, Notes

Zero to One (Peter Thiel)

The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, »

Startups, Books, Notes

The Hard Thing About Hard Things (Ben Horowitz)

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a »

Startups, Management, Notes, Books