Fire 'Em!(

8 years ago from Eli Schiff,

  • pjotr .pjotr ., 8 years ago

    Killer piece from Eli. Monteiro's attitude toward design employees has always seemed at odds with what he claims to be (a design advocate). One could literally replace every instance of "fire them" with "teach them" and Monteiro would look like less of a tyrant.

    25 points
    • Chantal JandardChantal Jandard, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

      As someone who has worked with Mike, albeit only briefly so far, I'll chime in: Mike is very focused on teaching. He puts a huge amount of time into teaching his junior designers; this week alone I've seen him dedicate hours to coaching a designer on giving a talk and cheering him on so passionately. I'll admit I haven't seen the talk yet, but I feel like wires are being tangled if that is the impression people are getting.

      3 points
      • Brittany HunterBrittany Hunter, 8 years ago

        I feel like the commenter above didn't actually watch the whole talk (to be fair, it's an hour long). Before he got to the "Fire them" rant, Mike did spend a long time talking about what we should all be doing to teach young designers.

        BTW i do recommend watching the whole thing. It wandered a bit, but lots of good stuff in there.

        2 points