#38

In the most dysfunctional organizations, signaling that work is being done becomes a better strategy for career advancement than actually doing work...
— Peter Thiel, Zero to One

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

Stop saying John McCain will beat cancer because he's a fighter - 5 min

[washingtonexaminer]

How To Eliminate Organizational Debt - 6 min

[medium]

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were - 11 min

[nytimes]

Management/Culture

The Keys to Scaling Yourself as a Technology Leader - 12 min

[firstround]

When to Solve Your Team’s Problems, and When to Let Them Sort It Out - 5 min

[hbr]

Development/Releases

Write code that is easy to delete, not easy to extend. - 10 min

[programmingisterrible]

You Don't Need To Guess Right - 5 min

[tech.gc]

Technical

Stop writing PHP like it’s 2009… - 7 min

[florian-laplantif.]

News/Other

Two days in an underwater cave running out of oxygen - 5 min

[bbc]

Surgery Is One Hell Of A Placebo - 4 min

[fivethirtyeight]

How Friendships Change in Adulthood - 10 min

[theatlantic]

I Can't Show You How Pink This Pink Is - 4 min

[youtube]

A Son’s Race To Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality - 20 min

[wired]

The Radio “Bubble” That Could Shield Soldiers From Terrorist Drones - 6 min

[fastcompany]

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates - 10 min

[propublica]

What Should Europe Do With the Children of ISIS? - 5 min

[nytimes]

This Image Is Why Self-Driving Cars Come Loaded with Many Types of Sensors - 2 min

[technologyreview]

The Elements of Spy-le: Lessons from the CIA’s classified guide to good writing - 4 min

[muckrock]

Podcasts

How I Built This - Southwest Airlines: Herb Kelleher - 35 min

[one.npr]

Books

Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi

[goodreads]