The Great Leap Backwards

Medium launched cost-cutting measures under the guise of the hunt for better quality

B Kean
8 min readSep 4, 2023

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Courtesy of The Atlantic

The personality cult at Medium of the current CEO, Tony Stubblebine — known as “Coach Tony” — is alive and well. Long live Coach Tony and his “great leap forward.” He used this term to respond to one of my whining rants about lost earnings thanks to Medium’s reforms.

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B Kean

The past holds the answers to today’s problems. “Be curious, not judgmental,” at least until you have all the facts. Think and stop watching cable news.