A controversial take on promotions

Slava Akhmechet's take on promotions (How to get promoted) in his Substack newsletter is slightly controversial but laden with some harsh truths. Interesting read nonetheless.

In summary, an opportunist's career advice is: ignore OKRs, switch projects well before the consequences of your decisions can be measured, act happy and easy-going, package bad news as appeals for slow systemic adjustments, don't make anyone look bad, perform rituals with enthusiasm, grow headcount faster than baseline, let work invent itself, follow management fashions, avoid acute failures, believe this sincerely.