#35

I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn’t just one aspect of the game, it is the game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.
— Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Former Chairman and CEO of IBM

The Speed Dial - An abbreviated set of articles for the reader who has limited time.

Stop waiting for perfection and learn from your mistakes - 6 min

[allthingsdistributed.com]

Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America - 7 min

[psychologytoday.com]

To Grow Faster, Hit Pause — and Ask These Questions from Stripe’s COO - 15 min

[firstround.com]

Management/Culture

Your New Hires Won’t Succeed Unless You Onboard Them Properly - 3 min

[hbr.org]

The Toxic Glorification of Working Hard - 5 min

[exceptionnotfound.net]

Development/Releases

Introduce Human-Centered Design: Start Small and Start Today - 5 min

[spin.atomicobject.com]

Better Software Design with Clean Architecture - 10 min

[fullstackmark.com] 

Technical

Building M.Uber: Engineering A High-performance Web App For The Global Market - 6 min

[eng.uber.com]

Delivering Billions of Messages Exactly Once - 13 min

[segment.com]

Tools/Websites

visidata - A console spreadsheet tool for discovering and arranging data

[github.com]

infinite-scroll - Automatically add next page

[nfinite-scroll.com]

cuid - Collision-resistant ids optimized for horizontal scaling and performance

[usecuid.org]

 

News/Other

Newest version of MQ-9 Reaper flies first successful combat mission - 1 min

[airforcetimes.com]

Inmarsat's European short-haul wi-fi spacecraft launches - 5 min

[bbc.com]

The Muslim Brotherhood Is the Root of the Qatar Crisis - 6 min

[theatlantic.com]

From the NFL to MIT: The Double Life of John Urschel - 6 min

[technologyreview.com]

The day Pepsi became a great military power - 3 min

[redkalinka.com]

The secret negotiations that sealed Hong Kong's future - 8 min

[edition.cnn.com]

How An Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab for Cyberwar - 25 min

[wired.com]

Protectionism 100 years ago helped ignite a world war. Could it happen again? - 4 min

[washingtonpost.com]

What Cookies and Meth Have in Common - 3 min

[nytimes.com]

A Pioneer In 'Flat-Fee Primary Care' Had To Close Its Clinics. What Went Wrong? - 5 min

[npr.org]

Kazakhstan: the crossroads of the new Silk Road - 5 min

[economist.com]

The Church of CrossFit - 3 min

[theatlantic.com]

Books

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

[goodreads.com]