#45

Much of the essence of building a program is in fact the debugging of the specification.
— Fred Brooks, American software engineer

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

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now - 5 min

[nytimes]

Sixteen Years After 9/11, How Does Terrorism End? - 8 min

[newyorker]

The Wetware Crisis: the Dead Sea effect (2008) - 5 min

[brucefwebster]

Management/Culture

Execute Like a Rookie, Lead Like a Multiplier - 1 0 min

[firstround]

Listen, learn ... then lead - Stanley McChrystal (2011) - 16 min

[ted]

How to Recognize Burnout Before You’re Burned Out - 6 min

[nytimes]

Development/Releases

Naming Things Is Hard - 2 min

[spin.atomicobject]

How to prioritize your bug fixes - 7 min

[binary-studio]

How not to break the Guardian website - 5 min

[theguardian]

Technical

On Abstraction – Zach Tellman - 60 min

[youtube]

Optimizing Crispr: Sub-second Searches On A 3 Billion Base Genome - 11 min

[benchling.engineering]

News/Other

The First White President - 30 min

[theatlantic]

How Facebook Changed The Spy Game - 5 min

[politico]

Seriously, Equifax? This Is A Breach No One Should Get Away With - 4 min

[nytimes]

The World is Running Out of Sand - 4 min

[smithsonianmag]

With A Hurricane Approaching Florida, Airline Algorithms Show No Sympathy - 3 min

[npr]

Hackers Send Silent Commands To Speech Recognition Systems With Ultrasound - 3 min

[techcrunch]

Drones And Robots Are Taking Over Industrial Inspection - 2 min

[technologyreview]

The Houston Flooding Pushed The Earth's Crust Down 2 Centimeters - 3 min

[theatlantic]

The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset - 11 min

[spiegel]

Podcasts/Books

StartUp

[gimletmedia]

How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

[goodreads]