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How to Become Comfortable Being Vulnerable - Matt Norman
Being vulnerable is one of many ways to show you are human, and it lets people relate to you as a leader. It’s not comfortable since many leaders, myself included, are not comfortable in that position or feel like it’s not okay.

> “Group cooperation is created by small, frequently repeated moments of vulnerability,” he explains. “Of these, none carries more power than the moment when a leader signals vulnerability.” It’s paramount for people to know that it’s safe to tell the truth here.

I've tried to get more comfortable being vulnerable, knowing that it helps the culture and team I work with.
october 2019
Without deal, WeWork would have been out of money next week, sources say
One week of cash flow. Supposedly was worth $47 billion a few weeks ago. 🙄
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october 2019
WeWork Founder Adam Neumann Is Still a Billionaire After Bailout - Bloomberg
This would be the definition of a Golden Parachute.

> SoftBank Group Corp.’s proposed rescue package of WeWork involves Neumann selling about $1 billion of stock and getting a $185 million consulting fee from the Japanese firm even as the deal values the struggling office-sharing company at $8 billion, according to people familiar with the transaction. That’s down from an estimated $47 billion at the start of the year. Neumann will leave the company’s board though he still can assign two seats.

So after creating no profits at all, the founder of WeWork leaves a billionaire. This is wrong.
october 2019
Quitting Analytics
[I did this myself in 2017](https://www.thingelstad.com/2017/removed-google-analytics). I go back to intent and zoning. When I visit friends houses I don't want to think that their is a KPI being incremented. For me, the same is true for personal websites.
october 2019
Architectural Decision Records | adr.github.io
Interesting structure for architecture.

> An [Architectural Decision (AD)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architectural_decision) is a software design choice that addresses a functional or non-functional requirement that is architecturally significant. An [Architecturally Significant Requirement (ASR)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecturally_significant_requirements) is a requirement that has a measurable effect on a software system’s architecture and quality. An _Architectural Decision Record (ADR)_ captures a single AD, such as often done when writing personal notes or meeting minutes; the collection of ADRs created and maintained in a project constitute its _decision log_. All these are within the topic of Architectural Knowledge Management (AKM).

I think it is very critical that you define how architecture is executed so that teams and architects know what to expect from each other.
october 2019
Creating the Habit of Not Being Busy : zen habits
There is some good stuff here. I wonder, is being busy addictive? Does it give you a reinforcement about your importance and the work you do? Does not being busy make people nervous? I wonder if there is a lot more "busy" than necessarily needs to be.
october 2019
The Internet and the Third Estate – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Wide ranging reaction to Zuckerberg's framing of Facebook, or generally social media, as the Fifth Estate. An interesting read.
october 2019
Why Richard Stallman doesn’t matter | ][ Stefano Maffulli
There is so much truth to this. I like the vision and mission of the Free Software Foundation, but under Stallman's "leadership", it has ignored the internet.

> That’s because Stallman’s world was and still is, stuck in the 80s: computers are physical devices that users can own and keep in their homes. For that use case, the four freedoms, the definition of source code and installation tooling introduced in GPLv3 made a lot of sense. Nothing else seemed to matter to him. The decision for the Linux kernel not to adopt GPLv3 wasn’t considered a problem and it was often downplayed by FSF leadership.

I [shared my story of meeting Stallman](https://links.thingelstad.com/2019/09/richard-stallman-and-the-fall-of-the-clueless-nerd-wired) before and he really didn’t see the Internet as a thing that mattered. Mostly this was because he wouldn't use it? He famously is the person who used an emacs, email, bash script thing to pull web pages when he needed information. That's crazy. The real Free Software challenge has moved online and Stallman was still thinking about a open BIOS.
october 2019
Highlights from "The Checklist Manifesto" by Atul Gawande - Chester Grant
This is one of my favorite books ever. I highly recommend you get a copy and read the whole thing. Read it a couple times actually. But if you still need to be convinced this article has some good highlights. 📚
october 2019
Matt Kaul - MN United FC: Season Recap and Roster Notes ⚽️
I agree with nearly everything in this rundown of the MN United lineup.
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october 2019
Which Way Do You Run? - Andreessen Horowitz
There is nothing limited to Founder/CEO's about the feeling in this article. Leaders tend to have these feelings. "I used to become physically ill whenever there was something wrong in the company — even if I didn’t know what it was." I totally get that and feel it myself. The act of running towards what scares you and your fears is one of the hardest things about leading. You have to, and you have to be the first to do it.
october 2019
The Atomic Minimalist: My Conversation with James Clear - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
If you are a fan of either Cal Newport or James Clear this will be an interesting listen. I find the core concepts that both of them are writing about interesting and found this podcast informative and thought provoking.
october 2019
GitLab reset --hard bad1dea: Biz U-turns, unbans office political chat, will vet customers • The Register
This is the followup to [another article](https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/16/gitlab_employees_gagged/) highlighting the change being made to policies at Gitlab. Just one day later another article and a reversal of the policy change highlighted in the first article. These matters are complicated and right or wrong, it seems like Gitlab's initial action was poorly planned and executed.
october 2019
Dapr - portable, event-driven, serverless runtime.
Interesting runtime. "An event-driven, portable runtime for building microservices on cloud and edge." 🤓
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october 2019
Why Tech’s Approach to Fixing Its Gender Inequality Isn’t Working
I tend to agree with this articles approach. These three focus areas make sense to me and broadly align with where I've been focusing: broaden recruiting efforts, clarify criteria for hiring, increase accountability and transparency in pay and promotion. Broadening the recruiting efforts is something I've been focusing on for a long time. You can do this in the events that you sponsor and show up at, and the organizations you align yourself with. Making sure the hiring process is as bias free as possible and has a clear, well-documented process has also been a focus area. I'd say the last one on transparency has been the hardest one to make progress on.
october 2019
Without encryption we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground | Edward Snowden | Opinion | The Guardian
Governments, particularly the US Government, has been fighting encryption for years. It wasn't a concern early on, until encryption got strong enough that the government couldn't break it. This goes all the way back to 1991 when the government alleged that [Phil Zimmerman](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Zimmermann), the creator of PGP, broke the law.

> The true explanation for why the US, UK and Australian governments want to do away with end-to-end encryption is less about public safety than it is about power: E2EE gives control to individuals and the devices they use to send, receive and encrypt communications, not to the companies and carriers that route them. This, then, would require government surveillance to become more targeted and methodical, rather than indiscriminate and universal.

If this worries you, like it does me, I recommend joining me in supporting the [Electronic Frontier Foundation](https://www.eff.org). 👍
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october 2019
Thriving on the Technical Leadership Path - Keavy McMinn
This is a great article and highlights many of the awesome things that strong technologists can do for an organization without ever being a manager.

> Despite the obstacles, and having seen the majority of my peers switch paths to become a people manager, I have deliberately chosen to stay on the engineer track and try to cultivate it to my needs. My motivation is mostly about continuing to do work that I love. I enjoy the creativity of engineering work: I love solving a problem from initial paper scribbles all the way through to shipped product and knowing “I made that.” As a strategic technical leader, I enjoy having meaningful influence right at the start of that process. I love being parachuted into a situation, figuring out which problems even need to be solved, and then figuring out a solution that will address them.

This is a topic I have conversations about frequently. There are awesome opportunities in technology that do not require people to take on management responsibilities. As such, the only reason you should take a management path is that you truly, really, enjoy it and wish to pursue that. There are so many ways to continue to add value as you grow a career in tech.
october 2019
MakePass: Create Your Own Apple Wallet Passes on the Mac - MacStories
Neat app. I bought it for $1 to see if I could get rid of some of the cards in my wallet.
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october 2019
Google and Ambient Computing – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
This view of Googles offering is intriguing, but the big problem I see is the surveillance-based business model.

> Google has a business model problem. Yes, per the previous point, being a continuous presence in people’s lives will bring in even more data for ever more finely targeted advertisements, but there is no place for advertising in ambient computing generally.

Thompson goes on to highlight that they could just use the huge margins from search and advertising to pay for this without a business model. It’s amazing how similar Google is to Microsoft of the past. Microsoft could fund anything with Windows and Office, and I don't think that was really helpful for them.

Also, I completely agree with Thompson's assertion that they need to make their events better.

> One thing Google can absolutely work on is their messaging: I found yesterday’s presentation dreadfully boring, and only picked up on what Google was trying to convey on a second viewing.

😴
october 2019
Migration Complete – Amazon’s Consumer Business Just Turned off its Final Oracle Database | AWS News Blog
Main thing to highlight here, is even with all the investment that a company like Amazon could put on this effort, it took years and years. A good reminder of how difficult it is to change large-scale systems with a lot of data.
october 2019
Why Office Workers Can't Sleep (and Why That's Bad) | Literary Hub
Less of a scientific read than [Why We Sleep](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34466963-why-we-sleep). I found the callouts to bright light in the morning interesting.

> Exposure to bright, morning light was particularly powerful: those exposed to it between 8 a.m. and noon took an average of 18 minutes to fall asleep at night, compared to 45 minutes in the low light exposure group; they also slept for around 20 minutes longer and experienced fewer sleep disturbances. These associations were stronger during winter, when people may have had less opportunity to receive natural light during their journey to work.

I think I might want to read this book.
october 2019
Fish (shell) fun: event handlers - BrettTerpstra.com
I switched to [fish](https://fishshell.com) shell a while ago, after over a decade of [zsh](https://www.zsh.org), but I haven't gotten all geeked out on this stuff. Yet. 🤓
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october 2019
Deconstructing the Monolith – Shopify Engineering
Insightful read from Shopify about composing monolithic architectures.

> The best time to refactor and re-architect is as late as possible, as you are constantly learning more about your system and business domain as you build. Designing a complex system of microservices before you have domain expertise is a risky move that too many software projects fall into. According to Martin Fowler, “almost all the cases where I’ve heard of a system that was built as a microservice system from scratch, it has ended in serious trouble… you shouldn’t start a new project with microservices, even if you’re sure your application will be big enough to make it worthwhile”.
>
> Good software architecture is a constantly evolving task and the correct solution for your app absolutely depends on what scale you’re operating at. Monoliths, modular monoliths, and Service Oriented Architecture fall along an evolutionary scale as your application increases in complexity. Each architecture will be appropriate for a different sized team/app and will be separated by periods of pain and suffering. When you do start experiencing many of the pain points highlighted in this article, that’s when you know you’ve outgrown the current solution and it’s time to move onto the next.

This whole article is filled with a lot of pragmatism.
october 2019
The Unix Game
Now this is the kind of game I can dig! 🤓
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october 2019
Nurturing the Minnesota Tech Community | SPS Commerce
Yours truly and Maria Ploessl of Minnestar talking about the Minnesota Tech Community on the new SPS Commerce podcast, Mastering the Retail Game. I think this came out great. Give it a listen. 🎧
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october 2019
uPlot: An exceptionally fast, tiny time series chart
Super fast as promised. This looks like a great time-series charting package. It’s inspired from [dygraph](https://github.com/danvk/dygraphs) which is what I used when I made [WikiApiary](https://wikiapiary.com/wiki/Main_Page).
october 2019
Marc Benioff on Why We Need New Capitalism – On my Om
I respect how outspoken and thoughtful Benioff is. He uses his brand and platform to push ideas that he thinks are important forward. Reminds me in ways of Tim Cook at Apple.
october 2019
The 5 mistakes you’re likely making in your one-on-one meetings with direct reports - Signal v. Noise
I continue to read most things I can find on improving 1:1 time. I’m definitely guilty of the third item here, not having the time to prepare before the meeting. I try hard to not reschedule them, I know that is a big detractor when it happens.
october 2019
Why the Most Productive People Don’t Always Make the Best Managers
Ignore the sensational headline, and dig into the six highlighted skills that were identified to correlate with strong managers. As a manager, each one of those could be a good opportunity to self-asses yourself.
october 2019
Disgraced Google Exec Andy Rubin Quietly Left His Venture Firm Earlier This Year
Rubin get's paid $90M to leave Google, then $9M to leave the next company. This guy is toxic.
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october 2019
Brainstorming techniques, ideas & rules for group brainstorming
Great guidelines for running brainstorming sessions. I love the callout to have a facilitator.
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october 2019
WiT Twin Cities
Newer podcast specifically focused on Women in Technology and related topics. Check out the issue with Minnestar's Maria Ploessl and Jenna Pederson to get started. 🎧
october 2019
UTF-8 history
[Ken Thompson](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Thompson) created so much foundational tech. 😳
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october 2019
Costco is going to extremes to keep its rotisserie chickens at $4.99 - CNN
More vertical integration in retail.

> The nearly 400,000 square-foot plant in Fremont will employ 950 workers. The plant will take 45 weeks to ramp up to full production. Once it's at full speed, the plant will process about 100 million chickens a year, or 40% of Costco's annual chicken needs.

Incredible demand for chicken.
october 2019
The Passion Economy and the Future of Work
I was blown away that someone on Substack makes $500,000/yr in subscriptions. Wow.

> Users can now build audiences at scale and turn their passions into livelihoods, whether that’s playing video games or producing video content. This has huge implications for entrepreneurship and what we’ll think of as a “job” in the future.

This article is all a bit overstated, as one might expect from a venture firm, but the core concepts are interesting. I don't think it’s defining the future of jobs, but it might make it easier to create a lot of small service-based companies, solopreneurs.
october 2019
How to Write Fast Code in Ruby on Rails – Shopify Engineering
I wanted this to be a joke with the punchline being to rewrite it in Java or Go. That's how Twitter did it after all. The guidelines here are solid for any higher level language. When performance matters, you need to understand what your code is doing at the lower levels. And caching is true for performance in so many environments, frameworks, and languages.
october 2019
Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-Hour Marathon Barrier - The New York Times
Sure this was optimized to do everything to help him hit the time, but it’s still an absolutely amazing achievement! 😲
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october 2019
Everyone Thinks They’re Managing by Outcomes. Here’s How to Actually Do it. | Product Talk
There is a lot to chew on here.

> When teams only communicate their conclusions—the features they’ll implement, the projects they’ll execute, and the initiatives they’ll deliver—managers focus their feedback on those conclusions.
>
> This keeps us solidly in the world of micromanaging outputs.

I love this delineation of outputs and outcomes. The structures shared in this writeup to illustrate the product and opportunity space a product team is working on seem very interesting.
october 2019
iOS Shortcuts Ultimate Guide: Reviews, Examples, Libraries, Tutorials...
There is so much power in iOS 13's Shortcuts that I keep wanting to link to every article I read about them in the hope that more and more people see ways they can use it to automate things using their mobile.
october 2019
First Look: New Emojis in iOS 13.2
Tons of new Emoji coming to Apple devices. Great evolution of the skin tone picker and the adoption of new [gender-neutral Emoji](https://blog.emojipedia.org/unicode-brings-forward-gender-neutral-timeline/).
october 2019
Where we do and don’t want automation | Derek Sivers
I've experienced something similar to this concept specifically around automation on the personal level. Certain things shouldn't be automated because it creates an abstraction, that removes personality and emotion.
october 2019
Libro.fm | Libro.fm, Your Independent Bookstore for Digital Audiobooks
I didn’t know this service existed. It has the same $15/mo subscription to get one audiobook each month, just like Audible. I might switch to this just to diversify my spend away from Amazon a bit.
october 2019
‎Quickness: Add Voice Contacts on the App Store
Found this little gem of an app via [MacStories iOS and iPadOS 13 App Roundup](https://www.macstories.net/roundups/ios-and-ipados-13-app-roundup-multiwindow-dark-mode-shortcuts-and-more/). I use Contacts extensively, and being able to build Shortcuts that make it easier to add contacts is a great win. $2, easy buy for me.
october 2019
The China Cultural Clash – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Good article discussing the complexities of doing business in China following on the NBA issues started with a single tweet. 🇨🇳
october 2019
n8n.io - Workflow Automation
Automation platforms like Zapier are pretty cool, and it’s neat to see a new open source project that does similar. I could easily see this being something that others would extend to connect to more services over time. I wonder if you could embed it into another project, would depend on the license.
october 2019
Joint statement on the GNU Project — 2019 — Blog — GNU Guix
Wow, I must say I wasn't expecting this but it’s good to see. Richard Stallman quickly resigned or was dismissed from MIT and the Free Software Foundation, but he remained in his leadership role at GNU. Now we have GNU maintainers signing a petition that he should be removed there too.

> Yet, we must also acknowledge that Stallman’s behavior over the years has undermined a core value of the GNU project: the empowerment of *all* computer users. GNU is not fulfilling its mission when the behavior of its leader alienates a large part of those we want to reach out to.

It’s good to see people thinking broader than just the code or specific single focus area that people contribute to our community.
october 2019
macOS 10.15 Catalina: The Ars Technica review | Ars Technica
If you want to know everything you ever wanted to about macOS Catalina, this is the other of the two articles for you. There is more to this release than it looks. 👨‍💻
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october 2019
Chernobyl's Infamous Reactor 4 Control Room Is Now Open to Tourists
Not sure this is a tour I would want to take. Chernobyl isn't that far from where I go when I visit Ukraine. I think I should visit the site on a future visit. Probably pass on the room that requires booties and a Geiger counter though.
october 2019
Solid State: Minnesota's High Tech History - Twin Cities PBS
I [was at the premier](https://micro.thingelstad.com/2019/10/08/attending-the-premier.html) of this movie. It is an interesting look at the minicomputer market that thrived in Minnesota. I learned some new things, like Control Data was the first company to sell peripherals for other companies minicomputers. What did Minnesota miss? By all counts we completely missed the microcomputer movement here.
october 2019
macOS Catalina: The MacStories Review - MacStories
If you want to know everything you ever wanted to about macOS Catalina, this is one of the two articles for you. 👩‍💻
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october 2019
Three Big Things: The Most Important Forces Shaping the World · Collaborative Fund
An interesting, open-ended article about the "big things" that are likely to be shaping the future.

> Demographics, inequality, and information access will have a huge impact on the coming decades. How those Big Things end is a story yet to be told. But when it’s told we’ll have a better idea of where it began.

🤔
october 2019
Writing is Thinking: Learning to Write with Confidence
There is a lot here as an overview of an entire writing process. Even though it’s a lot, I think it’s a good read for those that, like me, want to write better. I particularly like the beginning:

> Writing is essentially a robust tool that enables us to clarify and communicate our thoughts. While writing, you are forcing yourself to think critically and exercise parts of your brain that are typically on auto-pilot. As Einstein once said, “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.” In attempting to formulate a written piece, you are going through the exercise of transforming vague ideas into clarified concepts externally, but also internally.

To me this is the barrier. I'll get a headline or topic in mind, but I need to create the space to clarify my thoughts. It’s not the writing that is difficult, it’s the thinking.

Related, this is why I despise bullets for communicating things of substance. Bullets, unlike actual writing, **do not require you to clarify your thoughts.** You simply state random blips, and assume that will be understood, which it often is not.
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october 2019
Different Types of Wine 18" x 24" Poster - Wine Folly
The relationships in this graph are super easy to follow. Probably the best wine classification/overview I've seen. 🍷
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october 2019
Multi Cloud Happens But Not Necessarily By Design | StackSense
This article highlights three common reasons that organizations adopt multiple cloud providers. The ones listed make sense but the one I was surprised wasn't on the list is leveraging the specific strengths of different cloud providers. AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud each have areas they excel over the others so I was a bit surprised that "best of breed" solution didn’t make the list here. I agree with the premise that Multi Cloud is a reality that many organizations will have, and I think it’s much more pragmatic than the earlier focus on Cloud Portability.
october 2019
TikTok owner ByteDance's first-half books $7 billion in revenue
I have no interest in TikTok, but I know "the kids" seem to dig it. I was blown away by the revenue numbers though. 💰💰💰
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october 2019
Opinion | I Used to Fear Being a Nobody. Then I Left Social Media. - The New York Times
There is a lot of social fatigue out there.

> I grow weary when I think of this as the new normal for what is considered to be a fruitful personal life. Social media is no longer a mere public extension of our private socialization; it has become a replacement for it.

I suspect that is part of that fatigue.
october 2019
The Single Most Important Internal Email in the History of Amazon
An interesting read looking at organizational design along synchronous v. asynchronies, and co-located v. distributed, and the advantages and disadvantages of each of those.
october 2019
52 Things I Know At 52 – Rhoneisms
My friend [Patrick Rhone](https://www.patrickrhone.net/) reflecting on his 52nd birthday, or version 5.2.0 ([what?](https://www.thingelstad.com/2018/your-version-number)).
october 2019
Beachheads and Obstacles – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Great writing, as always, from Ben Thompson on Amazon and Facebook's recent product announcements and how they are trying to strategically vie with Apple and Google.
october 2019
Apple’s New Map, Expansion #5: Northeast U.S.
I’m not really that into maps, and I’m guessing not many of you are either, but this is a really interesting read that highlights the incredible technology that goes into creating the amazing maps that Google has and Apple is trying to catch up to and pass ahead. There is an amazing amount of innovation here.
october 2019
Agenda Gains Drawing and Handwriting Features, Plus Document Scanning and Dark Mode Enhancements - MacStories
Agenda is the application I use to keep notes from various meetings that I attend throughout the day. I've tried a lot of different tools, and Agenda's unique view of notes and calendar being intertwined is awesome for business. Adding pen input was one of my wishlist items for the product.
october 2019
tvOS 13: The MacStories Review - MacStories
Apple continues to make pretty big changes in the tvOS environment. Multi-user being added is a big deal, and most notably is there to enable Apple Arcade to extend easily to the TV. This platform still feels like it’s finding its way, but is evolving in an interesting place and has a lot of utility as it is.
october 2019
Self-serve first: the overlooked but essential paradigm underlying great software companies
Reducing friction to all parts of a business can yield tremendous results.

> Most self-serve first products start being used by small customers (typically entrepreneurs or developers) that are overlooked by the incumbents since they are too hard (for said incumbents) to acquire and cost-effectively serve. This initial footprint serves as the beachhead for the company, helping it developing strong customer loyalty and word-of-mouth acquisition through great experiences, as well as a much lower cost to serve them. In some ways, it serves as the base camp for the assault on the incumbents’ bread and butter, financed by the profitable low end customer base. As the company inexorably acquires larger customers and creeps upmarket, the lower cost of customer acquisition — powered by word-of-mouth — coupled with higher customer loyalty and retention and lower cost of serving the customer, makes it an extremely formidable competitor for incumbents to compete with. This is the definition of disruption.

This is a solid playbook for many markets.
october 2019
Daring Fireball: Richard Stallman’s Disgrace
More on Stallman's interactions and behavior.
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october 2019
What do executives do, anyway? - apenwarr
I've had Andy Grove's High Output Management on my book list for a while but I haven't yet read it. This article is an interesting summarization of part of it.

> To paraphrase the book, the job of an executive is: to define and enforce culture and values for their whole organization, and to ratify good decisions.
>
> That's all.
>
> Not to decide. Not to break ties. Not to set strategy. Not to be the expert on every, or any topic. Just to sit in the room while the right people make good decisions in alignment with their values. And if they do, to endorse it. And if they don't, to send them back to try again.
>
> There's even an algorithm for this.

Good writeup, and the epilogue, doubilogue, all the way to quadrilogue are good too.
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october 2019
WeWork Is Unloading Adam Neumann's Cronies—and His Private Jet | Vanity Fair
Maybe I should stop reading all the crazy stuff coming out of WeWork, but this is just too good.

> A group of 10-plus staffers referred to internally as the “oval office” will also be exiting the company, according to the Journal, including several friends who worked on Neumann's personal deals.

and then…

> One of the biggest hallmarks of Neumann's WeWork legacy set to leave the company in his wake, though, is the former CEO's $60 million private jet, which the post-Neumann WeWork is now planning to sell.

oh, and you don't think there is more…

> Neumann spent even more money by renovating the jet, adding two bedrooms and Apple TVs—complete with shows and movies that staff members spent “three days straight” downloading—to the private jet, which the then-CEO frequently used as a meeting space. “I know of instances where people got on the plane, flew across the country, and flew commercial home,” one executive told Business Insider.

Wow. Just wow.
september 2019
A Whole New Look for Darkroom: Light Mode, Multiple Spaces, Shortcut Action, and Sound Effects
I’m very impressed with what Darkroom is doing with photo editing on iOS platforms. I’m particularly excited to see them adding Shortcut support so quickly. If you grab an iPad Pro and Darkroom you've got a pretty incredible photo editing tool. 📷
september 2019
SportsEngine, Inc. Announces Leadership Transition and Record Growth
Congratulations to my friend [Anna Klombies](https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaklombies/) and the other leaders at SportsEngine on such an amazing run as they transition to the next "generation" of leadership. 👏
september 2019
The Father Of “Getting Things Done”: You’re Getting Me All Wrong
It took me years of practicing GTD to get the "mind like water" mentality. I’m not able to stay there all the time, but when I’m most in tune with my system I can.

> Although it’s often seen as a complicated time management system, GTD, according to Allen, is really about creating mental space. “You can’t manage time,” he says. “Time just is. That’s not the big issue. The big issue is really space. When people say they need time management, it’s usually because something is feeling out of control or inappropriately focused.”

🕴
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september 2019
Google Contractors Officially Vote to Unionize - VICE
This is actually HCL employees unionizing, not Google employees, the the headline including Google gets more clicks. Just another example of employees in the technology sector organizing more.
september 2019
Every business leader should read Charlene Li's "The Disruption Mindset" - without bullshit
Very strong endorsement for [The Disruption Mindset](https://charleneli.com/disruption-mindset/).

> According to Charlene, the three elements of disruptive transformation are:
>
> 1. A strategy inspired by future customers to make big gulp decisions.
> 2. Leadership that creates a movement of disruptors.
> 3. A culture that thrives with disruption

I’m in! Order placed! 📚
september 2019
Drafts 15 Review: Multiwindow, Shortcuts, and More - MacStories
Drafts is one of these amazingly powerful iOS apps that hides it’s power, sometimes a little too much. This review is a good read just to see what is possible. iPadOS support for multiple windows is going to be a big deal, and Shortcuts in iOS 13 unlocks so much potential! 😲
september 2019
Opinion | Jaron Lanier Fixes the Internet - The New York Times
This is a cool video piece from NY Times working with Lanier. This is a decent primer on basic privacy matters. I’m uneasy with the idea that we should get paid for our private data. I'd rather not give it at all.
september 2019
The Distribution of Users’ Computer Skills: Worse Than You Think
This is a good read to better understand the likely user of the software you are building. It takes very little complexity to stop most people in their tracks. 😬
september 2019
WHAT THE GOLF?
I grabbed this game via Apple Arcade and it is just awesome. It makes you chuckle, it’s lighthearted, and just a fun time. Give it a try. 🕹
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september 2019
jsonbox.io | HTTP based JSON storage
Fun! "jsonbox.io lets you store, read & modify JSON data over HTTP APIs for free." Not sure about building stuff on this, but it’s a great utility. I wish S3 could do this natively. I've had a feature I've wanted to add to my websites that could be great for this.
september 2019
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