Just saw this post on LI by Dan Hockenmaier that adds more color to Jensen, and some straight up useful takeaways.

[I quote Dan below]

The way that Jensen Huang runs Nvidia makes you question everything we think we know about how a company should operate:

๐‡๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฌ 40 ๐๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐จ 1:1๐ฌ

- Believes that the flattest org is the most empowering one, and that starts with the top layer

- Does not conduct 1:1s - everything happens in a group setting

- Does not give career advice - "None of my management team is coming to me for career advice - they already made it, they're doing great"

๐๐จ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ. ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ ๐ก๐ž "๐’๐ญ๐จ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ"

- Doesn't use status updates because he believes they are too refined by the time they get to him. They are not ground truth anymore.

- Instead, anyone in the company can email him their "top five things" with whatever is top of mind, and he will read it

- Estimates he reads 100 of these everyone morning

๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ, ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž

- No meetings with just VPs or just Directors - anyone can join and contribute

- "If you have a strategic direction, why tell just one person?"

- "If there is something I don't like, I just say it publicly"

- "I do a lot of reasoning out loud"

๐๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐ฒ๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ

- No 5 year plan, no 1 year plan

- Always re-evaluating based on changing business and market conditions (helpful when AI is developing at the pace that it is)

This org is optimized for (1) attracting amazing people, (2) keeping the team as small as it can be, and (3) allowing information to travel as quickly as possible.

--end quote

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dan-hock_the-way-that-jensen-huang-runs-nvidia-makes-activity-7107373520761884672-w-vJ?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

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Sep 15, 2023Liked by Jaryd Hermann


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this is meaty AF! Despite the topic being a technical nightmare to understand (i am no tech-head) you made the subject so easy to grasp!

it certainly didnt feel like *just* 30 hours of research. it felt like more!

Thanks, Jaryd!

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...incredible Jaryd and super inspiring...bravo...

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Sep 7, 2023Liked by Jaryd Hermann

"What the hell are you { mom} talking about" , is here to say that this is exceptional! Your deep dives just get better. Next: how to breathe under water. What an insightful, masterful excavation.

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