Inside the Labyrinth

Insights on strategy, leadership, and management inspired by our work at Koan

3 ways Koan supports great team collaboration

With Koan, be more aligned, more informed, and more connected.

How to run a great staff meeting

We have a single suggestion to help you have the best staff meeting ever

How to write effective status reports

Love them or hate them, status reports are an important part of good team communication. Here's how to write clear, concise updates that everyone will thank you for.

Uploading Images to S3 from a React Single Page Application

Handling file uploads can be a tricky process. Here's how Koan's React SPA delivers files to AWS S3 without an extra trip through our servers.

Choosing the right OKR Tool for your rollout

The perfect OKR tool will build and reinforce great practices while fitting in seamlessly with the way your team already works.

Getting the most from weekly status reports

Effective status reporting encourages team members to share their achievements and detail plans for the week ahead. Here's how to build an effective, high-value status reporting process.

How on-demand pricing slashed our DynamoDB bill by 90%

At Koan, we use DynamoDB for all of our application’s database needs. It’s fully managed, helping us maintain reliable query latency regardless of traffic volume and reduce our operational workload. But one of the challenges we’ve had to deal with has been around capacity planning. Our traffic pattern is generally very spiky: we see our highest usage on Mondays and Fridays, with the middle of the week and weekends being low points.