Brett

Product
Matter's New Give Feedback Flow is Now Amazing
When you start a company, you aspire to make a positive impact in the world. Oftentimes, after launching your minimal viable product (MVP), you learn that you might not be living up to your mission statement.
Brett
Jul 22, 2020
4 Min Read
Performance & Feedback
Introducing #FeedbackFriday
Many of us know giving feedback is important. But how many of us actually find time in between meetings and day-to-day work to give feedback to our teams?
Brett
Jan 31, 2020
4 Min Read
Product
Welcoming Matthew to Matter!
I’m excited to announce that Matthew Eernisse has joined Matter as our Chief Technology Officer. Matthew is an engineering veteran who previously held senior leadership roles at Zenefits, Microsoft, and Yammer.
Brett
Jul 25, 2019
2 Min Read
Product
Welcoming Tai to Matter!
I’m thrilled to announce that Tai Tran recently joined Matter as our Head of Marketing! Tai brings a slew of experiences in storytelling from some of the most beloved brands in the world like Apple and Samsung.
Brett
Jul 22, 2019
2 Min Read
Performance & Feedback
How Email Deliverability Almost Killed Matter
Matter was on the brink of failure before it even began, simply because we couldn’t get email deliverability to work. This post shares our mistakes and learnings.
Brett
Jul 14, 2019
5 Min Read
Communication & Leadership
Decision Disagreement Framework - How we encourage disagreements at Matter
How do you disagree with a decision that is not in the best interest of the company? As a leader, how do you enable your team to disagree in a productive way? Learn how with Matter's Decision Disagreement Framework.
Brett
Jun 5, 2019
6 Min Read
Performance & Feedback
What’s your big, hairy, audacious goal for 2019?
After months of hard work, we launched our vision for the future of feedback. We're reflecting on last year so we can continue to reach our big, hairy, audacious goal of making peer feedback easier, more pleasant, and more productive.
Brett
Jan 8, 2019
2 Min Read
Performance & Feedback
Become The Best Version of Yourself
We’re excited to announce the launch of Matter, a new app for professionals to become the best version of themselves. Discover your strengths, feel amazing at work, and reach your career aspirations.
Brett
Dec 5, 2018
4 Min Read
Culture
The Secret Skill Behind Pixar’s Creative Genius
Learn the ONE crucial skill behind Pixar's creative process, identified by Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull.
Brett
Nov 1, 2018
4 Min Read
Communication & Leadership
Your College Degree Won't Get You Hired Or Fired, Here's What Will
There are over 6.7 million job openings in the U.S. - a record high. While software engineering skills are still needed by employers, there is another set of skills in much higher demand.
Brett
Aug 14, 2018
4 Min Read
Product
Welcoming Marc Reisen to Matter
Welcoming Marc Reisen to the Matter team. Marc and I first worked together in 2013 and I’m thrilled to have him back on the team. Most recently, Marc was a Design Team Lead for Bitbucket at Atlassian.
Brett
Aug 8, 2018
2 Min Read
Communication & Leadership
Apple's Top 7 Leaders Share Their Approach to Feedback
Apple recently became the first American company worth over $1 trillion. Learn the secrets to Apple’s success. Feedback is key, of course. How do the top Apple leaders approach feedback? How do they use it to be more effective in their role?
Brett
Aug 5, 2018
3 Min Read
Culture
How I Lost 160 Pounds And Kept It Off With Matter's Culture
On May 6, 2015, I sold my company, Hall, to Atlassian. I weighed 420 lbs on this very day. While up-and-to-the-right-type growth curves are generally the goal for start-ups and investors, this wasn’t the type of curve I wanted to see.
Brett
Jul 23, 2018
4 Min Read
Product
Explainer Videos Cost $50k — $500k, So We Made A Game Instead
Startup explainer videos can cost $50k — $500k! Instead, we made an explainer game as part of our SaaS onboarding flow. Matter Here’s why…
Brett
Jun 20, 2018
2 Min Read
Product
You Matter! 🙌
Matter puts you in the driver’s seat of getting quality feedback. With Matter, feedback is no longer a process you passively wait for, but one in which you are actively in control.
Brett
May 23, 2018
3 Min Read