Thomas L. Friedman: "Thank You for Being Late" | Talks at Google - YouTube
- when you hit pause on the computer, progress stops; when you hit pause on a human mind, the thinking starts.
- the rate of technology innovation has crossed over the rate at which we assimilate change. How do we close the gap?
friedman  video  w:3 
22 hours ago
Facebook Testing News Discovery Options — The Information
Mr. Mosseri also acknowledged that Facebook’s Instant Articles product wouldn’t work for all publishers, although the company was seeing growth of around 26% since the beginning of the year in the number of publishers that use it. “It’s a publisher-by-publisher decision,” he said, adding, “If you can make more on the mobile web, you should do that.”
facebook  articles  ecosystem 
The missing piece of a manager’s responsibilities – Cynthia Maxwell – Medium
- recognize that you can make a mistake and be alright
- establish confidence with the team
leadership  management 
6 days ago
Climbing the wrong hill | cdixon blog
People early in their career should learn from computer science:  meander some in your walk (especially early on), randomly drop yourself into new parts of the terrain, and when you find the highest hill, don’t waste any more time on the current hill no matter how much better the next step up might appear.
cs  startup  career 
6 days ago
Jeff, what does Day 2 look like?
- day two is descent into mediocrity: stay agile.
- don't delegate hard work to processes
- innovation is a messy business
- commit to high velocity decision process
- aim for 70% of information
- correct mistakes quickly
- disagree and commit
- you want to build a self-supporting/replicating system
- but, normalizing everything to a process is not the solution
- you need a meta process that optimizes decision flow
amazon  shareholder  bezos 
10 days ago
How Algolia Reduces Latency For 21B Searches Per Month - | StackShare
e like Wavefront because it’s simple to integrate (we have it plugged in to StatsD and collectd), provides good d
algolia  search  analytics 
10 days ago
Jeff Bezos vs. Peter Thiel and Donald Trump | Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon | Code Conference 2016 - YouTube
- human brain is remarkably power efficient: 50W compared to a computer cluster?
-- there is still a big gap in AI
- amazon services as a consumer flywheel: prime is one of three pillars
- if you don't have people disagreeing with you, you're not pushing the frontier
- a good business, by definition, has to defy the common wisdom at the start - otherwise everyone would already be doing it
bezos  amazon  w:3 
20 days ago
Mary Wong: "Conceivable! Reversing a Modern-day Dilemma" | Talks at Google - YouTube
- 1 in 6 couples are affected
- age is a factor but a lot of the messaging around age is not very good
- male and female are equal factors
pregnancy  google  video  w:3 
20 days ago
What Amazon Sees in Its Advertising Business — The Information
This strategy is helping Amazon’s ad business quietly live up to its potential. Barclays analyst Ross Sandler said in a conference call last week that Amazon’s advertising business has “accelerated massively” over the past four years and is estimated to have generated $1.4 billion in sales in 2016. Amazon doesn’t break out its advertising revenue. Instead, most of it goes under the “other” segment, which saw a 56% jump year-over-year at $1.6 billion in sales last year.
amazon  advertising 
21 days ago
Learning from Tim Berners-Lee on the occasion of receiving the Turing Award | Internet Policy Research Initiative @ MIT
Tim brought to the design of the Web the insight that simplicity scales. If you want to build something global, it better be possible for lots of people to build individual pieces of it. This is a lesson that I believe he learned from the designers of the Internet. But Tim came to it long before Zuckerberg, Bezos, etc.
web  tim  mit  acm  history 
22 days ago
Research Debt
It’s worth being clear that research debt isn’t just about ideas not being explained well. It’s a lack of digesting ideas – or, at least, a lack of the public version of ideas being digested. It’s a communal messiness of thought.

Like the theoretician, the experimentalist or the research engineer, the research distiller is an integral role for a healthy research community. Right now, almost no one is filling it. We can’t outsource distillation to less skilled non-experts: refining and explaining ideas requires creativity and deep understanding, just as much as novel research.
debt  communication  science  research  academia 
26 days ago
The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT. – Hacker Noon
A Riskiest Assumption Test is explicit. There is no need to build more than what’s required to test your largest unknown. No expectation of perfect code or design. No danger it will prematurely become a product.
process  agile  startup 
26 days ago
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