... the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.
— Thomas Paine, The Crisis No. I

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

Are You Solving the Right Problems? - 12 mins


The Strange, High-Pressure Work of Presidential Interpreters - 5 min


Internal Software: Why Build Internal Software? - 3 min



How to make stress your friend - 15 min


Self-Managing People Are Smart about Asking for Help - 3 min



Cost of delay - 4 mins



Text Mining of Stack Overflow Questions - 6 min



The Golden Age of Bailing - 6 min


How the Qatar Crisis Shook Up the World's Supply of Helium - 3 min


When It Comes to Historical Markers, Every Word Matters - 5 min


I’m worried about moose, not missiles.’ Alaskans on North Korea threat: Shrug. - 4 min


What happened when Walmart left - 12 min


Banks Deploy AI To Cut Off Terrorists’ Funding - 5 min


The watchers: Airmen who surveil the Islamic State never get to look away - 7 min