Why Slack can be so frustrating

Why Slack can be so frustrating

Hey Everyone,

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

1. Check out the new Animalz website

We’ve come a long way since our first website.

To honor the occasion, my teammate Devin Bramhall wrote a piece reflecting on the growth strategies that got us where we are today which you can read here.

2. The Arc of Collaboration

If you find yourself frustrated with tools like Slack but have never been able to pinpoint exactly why, this article is for you. Kevin Kwok explains how Slack is a collaboration catch-all. It (1) fills in the gaps between tools that should have better collaboration built it and (2) compensates for poor processes. H/t @smalter for the interesting read.

Slack is not air traffic control that coordinates everything. It’s 911 for when everything falls apart.
Every slack message about a new document your feedback is wanted on or coordinating about what a design should look like is a failing of process or tools. Slack is exception handling. When there’s no other way to make sure someone sees and update, or knows context, Slack is the 911 that can be used.

3. Best of SaaStr

I stumbled across this list while researching and found a ton of good stuff on it.

4. Peloton Is a Phenomenon. Can It Last?

They currently have more than 500,000 paying subscribers and less than 1% monthly customer churn. How many SaaS businesses would love numbers like that??

5. Random Links

Have a great weekend!


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