Best in 05/20 - 05/26

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The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet

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Why the dark forests of the internet—podcasts, newsletters…

medium.com
05/20 2589

Investing in the Podcast Ecosystem in 2019

In the world of podcasting, the flywheel is spinning: new technologies including AirPods, connected cars, and smart speakers have made it much easier for consumers to listen to audio content, which in turn creates more revenue and financial opportunity for …

a16z.com
05/23 1760

China, Leverage, and Values

Tim Culpan declared at Bloomberg that The Tech Cold War Has Begun after the Trump administration barred companies viewed as national security threats from selling to the U.S., and blocked U.S. companies from selling to Huawei specifically without explicit permission. Culpan writes:

The prospect....
stratechery.com
05/21 1015

More productive Git

Tips for acquiring Git super powers.

increment.com
05/23 644

Open source beyond the market

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Keynote on the topic of open source, markets, debts, purpose, and no less than the meaning of life. Delivered at RailsConf 2019. Also available as a long read below.

In Debt: The First 5,000 Years, anthropologist David Graeber explores the fascinating history of debt and economies.

It starts....

m.signalvnoise.com
05/20 594
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Best in 05/13 - 05/19

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Can “Indie” Social Media Save Us?

Cal Newport on the IndieWeb’s answer to social-media giants like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: decentralized platforms, including Mastodon and Micro.blog.

newyorker.com
05/18 2298

How To Get Into Product Management (And Thrive) ✨

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Figure out if this role is for you, how to makethe…

medium.com
05/16 1241

So You Think You’re Ready to Hire a Marketer? Read This First.

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As First Round’s Marketing Expert in Residence, Arielle Jackson often helps early-stage founders navigate the search for a full-time marketer of their own. From the when and the why to the who and the how, Jackson offers a crash course on every aspect of the marketer hiring process to help....

firstround.com
05/13 610

Employing QUIC Protocol to Optimize Uber’s App Performance

Uber operates on a global scale across more than 600 cities, with our apps relying entirely on wireless connectivity from over 4,500 mobile carriers. To deliver the real-time performance expected from Uber’s users, our mobile apps require low-latency and highly …

eng.uber.com
05/14 535

We Don’t Need Social Media

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Instead of wishing for better kinds of social platforms, we should question…

medium.com
05/13 491
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Best in 05/06 - 05/12

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How to Become a Strategic Leader

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My career at Facebook started in 2006 as its first intern. Three years later, I became a rookie manager at the age of 25. Today, I manage an organization of hundreds of people. This path has brought countless new challenges, mistakes, and lessons, many of which are laid out in my new book, ....

sloanreview.mit.edu
05/06 780

LinkedIn is the New Craigslist

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The Coming Hyper-verticalization of Labor Marketplaces

medium.com
05/07 698

Google Fights Back

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For a company famed for its engineering culture, you wouldn’t expect a video at Google’s annual I/O developer conference to have such emotional resonance. And yet, just watch (I have included the context around the video in question, which starts at the 2:33 mark):

“I liked that very much.”

This....

stratechery.com
05/08 614

Paralyzed by Perfectionism? Try Rethinking Your To-Do List

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Perfectionism has, time and again, undermined my efforts to achieve what’s most important to me. Until recently, I put off pursuing what I longed to do — exploring a career change and moving abroad — because I imagined all of the ways I might fail or be....

doist.com
05/06 539

Empathy-Driven Development: How Engineers Can Tap into This Critical Skill

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Andrea Goulet is determined to change the way that the tech industry talks about empathy. After teaching us how to conquer technical debt, the CEO of Corgibytes returns to the Review to explain why empathy is technical skill, and how engineers can leverage this powerful tool in their practice.

firstround.com
05/07 487
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Best in 04/29 - 05/05

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The Complete Guide to Deep Work

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Let’s get right to the point: bouncing between your inbox, pointless meetings, and group chat notifications is no way to get ahead in today’s information economy.

These are markers of busyness not productivity. They won’t help you to deepen your writing practice,....

doist.com
05/02 4607

Python at Netflix

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By Pythonistas at Netflix, coordinated by Amjith Ramanujam and edited by Ellen Livengood

As many of us prepare to go to PyCon, we wanted to share a sampling of how Python is used at Netflix. We use Python through the full content lifecycle, from deciding which content to fund all the way to....

medium.com
04/29 2781

Make Friends With the Monster Chewing on Your Leg, and Other Tips for Surviving Startups

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After telling us to 'Give Away your Legos,' Molly Graham is back to dig deeper into tactics for handling the emotional rollercoaster of scaling startups. Here, she shares the strategies she used at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Quip and Facebook to keep her head on straight and defang three....

firstround.com
04/29 710

One-on-ones are my most valuable meetings; here’s how I run them

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medium.com
05/03 624

「情熱を探そう」というアドバイスはもうやめよう

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2005年のスタンフォード大学の卒業スピーチで、スティーブ・ジョブスは仕事について「たまらなく好きなことを探そう (You’ve got to find what you

medium.com
05/04 487
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