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An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making

By Tony Fadell

Part 2 - Build your career

“Sales were understandably not great, though not terrible. But it was incredibly frustrating - we had put together all the right pieces except one: a real sales and retail partnership. Another lesson learned via gut punch.”

“How do you manage a team when you’ve never managed before? How do you make decisions when everyone’s split on what to do? How do you set a process to make forward progress toward a unified goal? How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Or if you should quit?

The sooner you realize these questions exist, the better. Everyone rising in their career has to face them at some point.

And I’ll be honest: the first time you encounter them, you’ll probably screw up. Everyone does. That’s okay. You’ll learn and grow and get better.”

Chapter 2.1 - Just Managing

Six things you should know if you’re thinking about becoming a manager:

1. You do not have to be a manager to be successful