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


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


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



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


The Toxic Glorification of Working Hard - 5 min



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


Better Software Design with Clean Architecture - 10 min



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


Delivering Billions of Messages Exactly Once - 13 min



visidata - A console spreadsheet tool for discovering and arranging data


infinite-scroll - Automatically add next page


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




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


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


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


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


The day Pepsi became a great military power - 3 min


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


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


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


What Cookies and Meth Have in Common - 3 min


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


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


The Church of CrossFit - 3 min



Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less