- Apr 2021
This entire paragraph sounds like defensive words against critique. That's how it comes off, to me.
when we need advice or counsel we'll ask individuals with direct relevant experience rather than a pre-defined group at large. Back to basics, back to individual responsibility, back to work.
Is this not strange? Humans need other humans to work together well, to bounce ideas off each other.
If the purpose of this is to reinstate 'individual responsibility', this sounds more like a way to backtrack blame rather than a possibility to dig out as much value as one can possibly excavate.
What does this mean? Is 'DEI' an abbreviation, a product, or a way to use jargon to make people stop listening?
People can take the conversations with willing co-workers to Signal, Whatsapp, or even a personal Basecamp account, but it can't happen where the work happens anymore.
Do note that two of the three systems that Fried use for examples are private. In other words, only people who you explicitly want to see what you're writing will see just that.
This goes against his previous actions somewhat, e.g. https://twitter.com/jasonfried/status/1168986962704982016