This was so good! The whole thing is worth reading.
Left arm is over-developed, right arm is underdeveloped.
The 19ᵗʰ and 20ᵗʰ Centuries saw the rise of Science. But these developments ignored a kind of knowledge that’s more important to human beings: knowledge of how to live well.
"There is technical knowledge, which is knowledge about achievement-problems. And there is wisdom, which is knowledge about practice-problems."
Trust is choosing to make something important to you vulnerable to the actions of someone else
5 +- 2
Really insightful tweet about x
Super insightful post. Loved the bit about ...
TLDR; Internet Explorer innovated a lot of browser improvements and used to have a lot of great features - two way bindings, data grids,
"Back in the days, Microsoft was single-handedly pushing the web forward, with around 1.000(!) people working on Internet Explorer and with a 100 million dollar budget to burn per year, with almost no-one left to compete"
"But to be able to model the Windows UI with web technologies, Microsoft had to add plenty of new capabilities to IE: CSS Grid, CSS Flexbox, CSS Scroll Snap Points"
"t feels like Internet Explorer already had many of the things that we came to reinvent later and that we now celebrate as innovations"
"Back since Internet Explorer 4.0 in 1997 you could embed data sources into your document. This could be done by referencing an external CSV file via <object> element:"
"Internet Explorer also shipped with a native data grid implementation that you hooked up to the above data sources and which is built on top of the <table> element"
" would say that Microsoft was lightyears ahead of everyone else in regards to providing tools and solutions for architecting complex and delightful websites"
"One part of why Microsoft's ideas didn't really catched on was that we developers just didn't get it. Most of us were amateurs and had no computer degree."
"The other reason could have been a lack of platforms to spread knowledge to the masses. The internet was still in its infancy, so there was no MDN, no Smashing Magazine, no Codepen, no Hackernoon, no Dev.to "
- From an ADHD perspective, procrastination is only one part of the problem - you're normally aware when you're procrastinating. Another problem is maintaining focus even once you've started something, and the effort it takes to block out both internal and environmental distractions to complete it.
- Also "Psychological Inflexibility" seems fascinating and is another rabbit hole I will now go down.
but the main argument is that productivity and collaboration have always been handled as two separate workflows:
We started with individual files that we sent back and forth via email
Then Dropbox came along and enabled collaboration within documents, but communication about these docs remained a separate channel
Slack wants to become the central communication channel for all productivity apps
The signatures of the best companies I’ve invested in are remarkably similar:
- Compelling founders
- A mission that attracts talented people into the startup’s orbit
- A product so good that people spontaneously tell their friends about it
- A rapidly growing market,
- A network effect
- Llow marginal costs
- The ability to grow fast
- A product that is either fundamentally new or 10x better than existing options.
Smart demo video for Ultorg - lots of clever interface concepts (move to root)
What is Music?
Part 1: Constrain the marketplace 🔬 (this post)
Part 2: Decide which side of the marketplace to concentrate on 🧐
Part 3: Drive initial supply 🐥
Part 4: Drive initial demand 👋
Aligning "Who you are", "What you believe", and "What you do" creates meaning
Super interesting article
"Blame is described in the research as: A way to discharge pain and discomfort"
First time I've come across the "Game B" term. Good synopsis. Scale by Geoffrey West also touches on the possibility that the current system collapses under its own weight.
"When I joined Stripe, one of my stated goals was to approach my work in a way where I was doing my best work three, five, ten years rather than peaking early. To work at a pace I could sustain, instead of a blitz followed by a slow fizzling out."
"your current coworkers also have an outsized influence on your career long after you’ve stopped working together."
"If you’re a company leader, you have effectiveness and moral obligations to reduce the role of prestige in your systems, and we do that by developing good process. However, many desirable things that you want over the course of your career will be gated by mechanisms that favor folks with prestige. You can be justly upset by that fact, but upset is an insufficient catalyst for change, and ultimately you’ll have to develop your own prestige to gain access to those scarce opportunities and resources.
The good news, though, is that prestige is imminently manufacturable!"
"The key here isn’t “getting rich”, but creating the flexibility for yourself and the folks who depend on you, because that flexibility allows you to be deliberate about creating opportunities to invest into yourself and your career.
Financial security is a prerequisite to own your pace and learning."
Shared by Rainn Wilson on twitter
Some great examples of how fire fighting in startups tends to work. Regularly find myself referencing this.
Great summary of
- Difference between top down & bottom up design
- The enormous downside of optimizing for a linear metric at the expense of the many emergent phenomena which are important to humans but nigh on impossible to quantify.
One of my favourite podcast episodes. A lot of gems about communication within teams, many of which are as applicable to interpersonal relationships outside the workplace.
Really interesting findings
"We need to find some way to look up and not around"
"My job charging me with lots of event planning and orchestration of details — I started feeling like I had half a brain. It was taking me way longer to do stuff than it seemed my co-workers would take to do the same stuff. I took a lot home. I worked more hours. I couldn’t help but feel wildly inefficient, even though I was paddling underwater twice as fast."
"First 75% of my life: SWELL. Next 8%: WENT TO CRAP. Most recent 17%: HARNESSING THAT SHIT."
A video I've probably watched 3 or 4 times now - incredibly insightful and applicable to all kinds of interpersonal communication.