Trevor McKendrick - Being hard to work with

Hi all,

We had YC demo day last week so thing’s are a bit of a blur right now.

This week is short & sweet!

Trevor

25 year old Russian Chess Grandmaster on Putin (article)

It’s interesting to read how he talks and infers things instead of saying them outright, given he lives in Moscow.

Profile of Curtis Yarvin (article)

“You really shouldn’t expect the material rewards of success to come along with the spiritual rewards of telling the truth.”

Getting together again (article)

Jason Fried on Basecamp’s first in person company-wide meeting in 2+ years. It’s time to get together again.

On being hard to work with (article)

An engineer talking about how if you say a peer is a low performer, it gets translated up the chain as you & that person just don’t like each other.

I’d never heard it put that way, but it feels spot on. Also depressing. Big orgs are generally depressing though so.

Who gains & loses status from the war in Ukraine (list of 9 bullet points)

Some highlights:

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Trevor



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