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How work changed to make us all passionate quitters | Aeon Essays
Alleges that neoliberalism encourages employees to see themselves as the CEO of "Me, Inc", always looking for tasks that'll help them get their next job. Interesting final section about the modern obsession with "passion".
capitalism  business  work  economics  career 
19 days ago by pw201
Tech debt and makers vs menders
Notes on how to get good at maintenance, and the transition from scrambling to stability.
programming  business  software  technical-debt  code 
august 2016 by pw201
The Fall Of Intrade And The Business Of Betting On Real Life
"There’s always been a thin line between investing and gambling, and one firm turned the concept into a multimillion-dollar industry until the government shut it down. As number crunchers like Nate Silver become cultural touchstones, how does Intrade’s fate predict the future of how we process the world?"
prediction  gambling  intrade  law  business  betting  markets  elections 
june 2014 by pw201
What Long Hours Really Mean | We Are Mammoth
Via Hacker News, where there's the usual debate about all this. Previously I've read research which says you can get gains out of doing it for short bursts but must then rest: longer periods of overtime end up producing less, not more. This article is more about the cultural impact, though.
work  programming  hours  overtime  business  productivity 
november 2013 by pw201

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