Peter Woo advice for Drutopia and modeling being a great company leader

Books: “From Dictatorship to Democracy”

Mattermost will never beat Slack.

don’t pick a tool where the odds are against as well.

scalable member self-organization

Peter: What could be really compelling, if i posted a photo, and it generated $400 for this organization – that would be really inspiring for the member that posted it.

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power is very deceptive– it’s easy to project that they have the power to do everything


[Peter interviewing a potential hire.]

I’ve been at Course Hero for 18 months.

Sold our company in 2016, and i wanted to work with a really good engineering team and feel i was making an impact on the team and the product making an impact on customers.

Junior engineers way better than i was at 23, 24, and we’re helping students [that’s what CourseHero, the product, does] every day.

Our team helping professors.

See on your resumé you’ve spent some time working for mid-sized companies in Denver. Great to hear about the last few and how you got in and out of those jobs.

We’re all on AWS. We were on Rackspace before and we transferred everything over. It’s more work in some ways, in terms of learning how to do things the way they do, but less work in infrastructure management.


The winning open source model turns open source 1.0 on its head. By packaging open source into a service (as in cloud computing or software-as-a-service) or as a software or hardware appliance, companies can monetize open source with a far more robust and flexible model, encouraging innovation, and on-going investment in software development.

From Why There Will Never Be Another Red Hat: The Economics of Open Source by Peter Levine

sent to me by Peter Woo

(in 2014, not this week, i’m… not so ahead of the curve in my saying the same thing it turns out)