#43

You can’t allow tradition to get in the way of innovation. There’s a need to respect the past, but it’s a mistake to revere your past.
— Bob Iger, Chief Executive Officer of Disney

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

Melinda Gates: I Spent My Career In Technology. I Wasn’t Prepared For Its Effect On My Kids. - 4 min

[washingtonpost]

We are All Product Owners! An Impact Guide for Engineers* - 9 min

[medium]

Engineering a culture of psychological safety - 11 min

[blog.intercom]

Management/Culture

Warning! Coaching Won’t Improve these Employee Problems -3 min

[lizkislik]

Google is sharing its management tools with the world - 2 min

[qz]

Improving Your Productivity: Myths versus Realities - 4 min

[quickbase]

How to Work with a Bad Listener - 7 min

[hbr]

Development/Releases

Extra Strength 5-hour AGILE - 3 min

[medium]

Don’t Overdo the “Principle of Least Astonishment” Cargo Cult - 5 min

[blog.jooq]

Technical

How we built automated support - 8 min

[kickstarter.engineering]

Scaling Contextual Conversation Suggestions Over 500 Million Members - 9 min

[engineering.linkedin]

News/Other

The Dying Art Of Courtroom Illustration - 10 min

[atlasobscura]

Love It Or Hate It, Truckers Say They Can’t Stop Listening To Public Radio - 5 min

[current]

Blanket repression is the wrong way to deal with political Islamists - 4 min

[economist]

Deadly Navy accidents in the Pacific raise questions over a force stretched too thin - 5 min

[washingtonpost]

Orange is the new green: How orange peels revived a Costa Rican forest - 4 min

[princeton]

Amazon’s Play To Rattle Whole Foods Rivals: Cheaper Kale And Avocado - 6 min

[nytimes]

Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won't Tell Me How - 5 min

[gizmodo]

Why Men Don’t Believe The Data On Gender Bias In Science - 4 min

[wired]

'We Are Living Through a Battle for the Soul of This Nation' - 4 min

[theatlantic]

Intelligent Machines  Amazon Has Developed An Ai Fashion Designer - 3 min

[technologyreview]

Podcasts

The Daily

[nytimes]