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Slack boss • Flickr co-founder • Thought loser • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ • I'm trying my hardest!
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May 29, 2020 10 tweets 4 min read
Usually I can talk *a lot*. But right now I’m struggling a bit with what to say.

I couldn’t watch the video this time. The descriptions were enough to make me feel sick.

Unlike so many, I am lucky enough to be able to push the violence & hate out of my mind and “take a break”. But I know that same good fortune, the same privilege, the ability to “relax into Whiteness,” let my guard down and still feel safe — *that* makes it important to express solidarity with the people who cannot and do not feel safe right now.
Mar 26, 2020 41 tweets 11 min read
My day job (also: night job) is CEO of Slack, a publicly traded company with investors to whom I am a fiduciary, 110k+ paying customers of all sizes, and thousands of employees I care about very, very much. The last few weeks have been 🤯😳😢 Here’s what it's been like. [Thread] Quick introductory note: I’m a human. I worry about my family and am deeply concerned about the millions whose jobs and health are at risk. But I’m also a CEO and these tweets are about work: the company, money, markets, customers, earnings, guidance, etc. With that in mind …
Mar 11, 2020 21 tweets 5 min read
Monday was the first day of our new (temporary) existence as an all-remote company. 2,000+ people from 18 offices across 10 countries suddenly working from home. It’s a big change many are making but I haven’t seen much detail giving a ‘behind the scenes’ view. [Thread] Foremost for us is the health of our employees, customers, and the broader community. Among our executive team there’s a wealth of experience to draw on, but we were still in uncharted waters along with everyone else. A lot happened in a short period of time: