Calendly's unlikely path to $70m ARR

Calendly's unlikely path to $70m ARR

Hey Everyone,

Hope you're having a great week. Here are a few things I've been reading, writing and pondering lately. Enjoy!

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1. How I Built This: Calendly

I've been Calendly customer for about a year but I had no idea about the backstory. Founder Tope Awotona has a fascinating background. I burned out this podcast a while ago, but this got me back in.

For more, check out this piece: Meet the unicorn founder that braved war zones to make his mark on the startup world

2. The Peter Principle Tested

In case you haven't heard of the Peter Principle, it is:

...the observation that if people are good at doing their jobs they will be promoted. It follows that eventually everyone will be doing a job that they are not good at (otherwise they would have been promoted).

It sounds like a joke, but as this article explains, it's actually true.

3. The Basecamp Guide to Internal Communication

Basecamp's style isn't for everyone, but I really appreciate that they took the time to write this down. Poor communication at work is usually the result of poor processes. For more on that, check out The Arc of Collaboration.

4. Tweet of the Week

This is true for writers, designers and all other creatives too.

Have a great weekend!


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