Starting meetings with six-page memos

Wherein the Western Devs expect you not only to show up to meetings, but to read as well
Recorded on Wednesday, April 10, 2024


  • Amazon's six-page memo meetings
  • Written vs. spoken word
  • First impressions: This is stupid
  • Does this discourage participants from preparing?
  • The art of preparation
  • What kind of meetings is this for?
  • Allowing time for reflection
  • What if not everyone has the same native language?
  • How to introduce it into an organization
  • The entertainment factor
  • Would it work at a conference?
  • Couching the practice as continuous improvement
  • Meeting etiquette
  • What makes a good memo
  • Methods of padding the memo
  • If it's good enough for Jeff Bezos...
  • Remote meetings
  • For next time: How to walk out of a meeting
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