Walter Chen

Walter Chen

CEO & Co-founder, iDoneThis

Walter Chen is the founder and CEO of iDoneThis, the easiest way to share and celebrate what you get done at work, every day. Learn the science behind how done lists help you work smarter in our free eBook: The Busy Person's Guide to the Done List. Follow him on twitter @smalter.

Why You Should Hire People Toughened by Failure, Not Those Coddled by Success
Leadership

Why You Should Hire People Toughened by Failure, Not Those Coddled by Success

Amazon and Google discovered what the most innovative employees have in common is not how well they did at a prestige college.
Worried? Slow Thinking May Help You See Things Clearly.
Psychology

Worried? Slow Thinking May Help You See Things Clearly.

In our stressful lives, our impulsive minds can cast doubt on our efforts. Combat this by carving out time to put things in perspective.
Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley
Growth Strategies

Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley

Want to attract stellar employees? Don't boss them around. Here's how to manage without, well, managing.
Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions
Starting a Business

Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

In starting up, founders often set their sights too high. Here's why you should start a $1,000 business instead.
Why You Shouldn't Scale Your Startup
Growth Strategies

Why You Shouldn't Scale Your Startup

One of the biggest startup killers? Scaling too fast, too early. Here's how to grow more deliberately.
3 Ways to Avoid the Loneliness of Working Remotely
Growth Strategies

3 Ways to Avoid the Loneliness of Working Remotely

For cash-strapped startups, forgoing an office space is a keen way to save money. But what do you do to keep loneliness at bay? Here are some tips.
Forget Ping Pong and Snacks: How Buffer Digs Deeper With These 4 Startup Perks
Growth Strategies

Forget Ping Pong and Snacks: How Buffer Digs Deeper With These 4 Startup Perks

Working at a startup is tons of work and having fun is vital. But offering more thoughtful perks can help further your mission and give employees something to smile about.
Why Over-Optimism Can Crush Your Company
Leadership

Why Over-Optimism Can Crush Your Company

While painting your startup in the best light can generate attention from the media and investors. Just be careful to not to start also believing the hype.
How We Made $10,000 Using These 5 Content Marketing Tactics
Marketing

How We Made $10,000 Using These 5 Content Marketing Tactics

The founder of iDoneThis shares his top tips for amping up your startup's content-marketing strategy.
How We Made $10,000 Using These 5 Content Marketing Tricks
Marketing

How We Made $10,000 Using These 5 Content Marketing Tricks

The founder of iDoneThis shares his top tips for amping up your startup's content-marketing strategy.
The 'Do Nothing' Approach to Leadership
Leadership

The 'Do Nothing' Approach to Leadership

In taking your startup to the next level and becoming the CEO, consider adopting this more unconventional management style.