Stewart Butterfield invented Slack which is a messaging app designed to help people communicate better at work. I’ve used it myself and it’s pretty awesome.
Below are some great quotes from Stewart Butterfield. Enjoy.
I love cities. New York, Montreal, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, L.A… but, I do choose to live in Vancouver. It’s home. Stewart Butterfield
What motivates me is just to do a really, really good job at something. If I were a better musician, I probably would’ve ended up as one. Stewart Butterfield
In Slack, you create channels to discuss different topics. For a small group of people, those channels are relatively easy to manage and navigate. Stewart Butterfield
I tend to be a lot more honest and transparent with employees than most bosses are. But I’ve had people tell me – even those who love working with me – that I’m terrifying, which is hard for me to imagine. Stewart Butterfield
People think I’m smart because Flickr was successful. I’m lucky. Maybe I’m smart, too. But, I’m lucky. Stewart Butterfield
Those moments of play that we do get in meta-life, like playing music, or golf, or word-play, or flirting – those are some of the best parts about being alive. Stewart Butterfield
If you’re not hiring from some groups of the population, then you’re obviously missing out. Stewart Butterfield
Inside all the computers of any large corporation is every decision that gets made. But people spend a huge amount of time trying to find the correct piece of information. Stewart Butterfield
People tend to overestimate the short-term impact of technological change. In the short-term, it’s not going to make that much of a difference. Stewart Butterfield
The social use of Slack does drive awareness – it’s a good thing for us. Stewart Butterfield