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Ron Swanson on Sadness & Breakfast

There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.

Ron Swanson, Parks & Recreation S06E13

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Research

Working at the Intersection of Academia and Industry

Working at the Intersection of Academia and Industry

Looking for a job in software engineering research? Dave highlights some of the reasons that ABB Corporate Research is a great place for Ph.D. candidates who want to have real impact.

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Journal

TLDR: Don’t be evil… Unless it increases ad revenues

‘Google outed me’ via eldang

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Journal

Book Club: Poverty Doesn’t Explain Poor American School Performance

Book Club: Poverty Doesn’t Explain Poor American School Performance

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Journal

Killing the Crunch Mode Antipattern – Chad Fowler

If you want a “knowledge worker” to be as ineffective and produce the lowest level of quality possible, deprive them of their sleep and hold them to an unrealistic deadline. In other words, activate Crunch Mode.

via Chad Fowler.

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Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

You can do something for 10,000 hours and still be bad at it. Expertise requires intentional practice.

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What Google can really do with Nest, or really, Nest’s data

What Google can really do with Nest, or really, Nest’s data

This is a great overview of how Google can use Nest’s data to enter new markets such as insurance and the energy sector.

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Angela Ahrendts on Positivity

The world is moving fast. Unless I can come in in the morning and smile, walk in the lobby and say, ‘Good morning!’–if I am stressed–I am not going to do a good job.

— Apple’s Angela Ahrendts (from Can Apple’s Angela Ahrendts Spark A Retail Revolution?)