#30

Focusing is about saying no.
— Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.

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

How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All - 15 min

[theatlantic.com]

Warning: This Is Not Your Grandfather’s Talent Planning - 13 min

[firstround.com]

Maintainers make the world go round - 5 min

[projectm-online.com]

Management/Culture

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? - 4 min

[hbr.org]

The Power Of Vulnerability And An 'All-In' Team - 3 min

[forbes.com]

Mentorship Vs. Management - 3 min

[blog.stridenyc.com]

Development/Releases

The Fear of Breaking Things - 6 min

[engineering.teacherspayteachers.com]

The Configuration Complexity Clock - 5 min

[mikehadlow.blogspot.com]

An Intro To Epic Champions -5 min

[code.hootsuite.com]

Technical

Detecting Abuse at Scale: Locality Sensitive Hashing at Uber Engineering - 8 min

[eng.uber.com]

Reverse Engineering Apple Location Services Protocol - 10 min

[appelsiini.net]

Tools/Websites

ParrotRead -Make your next read worthwhile.

[parrotread.com]

StreetComplete - Surveyor app for Android

[github.com]

Concorde - Discover cheap flights

[concorde.io]

News/Other

For $10.69, British Researcher Slows Global Cyberattack - 5 min

[wsj.com]

These Plastic-Eating Machines Will Filter Our Junk From the Ocean - 4 min

[motherboard.vice.com]

A side effect of peace in Colombia? A cocaine boom in the U.S. - 6 min

[washingtonpost.com]

North Korea’s Consistently Apocalyptic Propagandists - 5 min

[newyorker.com]

Video Solves Mystery of How Narwhals Use Their Tusks - 3 min

[news.nationalgeographic.com]

Why are Russian opposition leaders’ faces turning green?  - 3 min

[economist.com]

Hunting Big Game or Boko Haram, ‘You Kill It or It Kills You’ - 5 min

[nytimes.com]

Iran's presidential election puts populism to the test - 6 min

[aljazeera.com]

An Algorithm Summarizes Lengthy Text Surprisingly Well - 4 min

[technologyreview.com]

Dr. Robert Zubrin with a brilliant answer to "Why Should We Go To Mars?" - 5 min

[youtube.com]

Do Military Leaflets Save Lives or Just Instill Fear? - 7 min

[sapiens.org]

Books

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

[goodreads.com]

Podcasts

Up First

[npr.org]

The Myths and Legends Podcast

[mythpodcast.com]