#40

Assume the best but hire paranoid people.
— Evan Williams, CEO of Medium, co-founder of Twitter

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

The manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention - 17 min

[ted]

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup - 10 min

[bloomberg]

This Matrix Helps Growing Teams Make Great Decisions - 10 min

[firstround]

Management/Culture

Continuous improvement—make good management every leader’s daily habit - 8 min

[mckinsey]

How Emotionally Intelligent People Handle Toxic People - 7 min

[talentsmart]

Development/Releases

A stitch in time saves nine – QA’s role in quality software development - 5 min

[binary-studio.]

Make Your Systems Diligent, Not Your People, Part II: How To Build Diligent Systems - 7 min

[eng.datafox]

Technical

Driver Profiles: How Uber Engineering Celebrates Drivers - 6 min

[uber]

“Why We Didn’t Use A Framework” (Case Study) - 9 min

[smashingmagazine]

News/Other

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - 18 min

[theatlantic]

Inside Patreon, The Economic Engine Of Internet Culture - 14 min

[theverge]

You’d Have To Click A Mouse 10 Million Times To Burn One Calorie - 3 min

[wired]

Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests - 2 min

[nytimes]

The U.S. Has More to Lose Than Russia in Spy Expulsions - 3 min

[newyorker]

'Incredible shrinking airline seat': US court says seat size a safety issue - 2 min

[theguardian]

What Does It Take to ‘Assimilate’ in America? - 6 min

[nytimes]

In Ukraine, a radioactive nuclear ghost town near Chernobyl is a hot destination - 8 min

[washingtonpost]

Appalachian English - 8 min

[youtube]

Africa has entered the space race, with Ghana’s first satellite now orbiting earth - 1 min

[techcrunch]

Podcasts

99% Invisible - Reversing the Grid - 30 min

[99percentinvisible]