Tagged with career


The Dream Machine

How the modern computer came to be, courtesy of the visionary JCR Licklider. Incredible. None of this was an accident.

Lost and Founder

Extremely transparent and valuable perspective of a 15-year startup CEO who has been through it all.

Where Jonathan Haidt things the American mind went wrong

What's wrong with safe spaces and how they're hurting more than they're helping this generation

A Nuanced Take on Preventing Burnout

Don't get burnt out. It's not worth it. Scientific literature suggests how.

Show Your Work!

If you want people to see your work you have to put it in places where they can find it.

The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code

Incredible story about the sharks of horse betting

Where Jonathan Haidt things the American mind went wrong

Digital minimalism

#471: Using Mental Models to Make Better Decisions

Argument for using mental models to improve thought processes

360. Is the Protestant Work Ethic Real?

Protestants working harder might be a function of their religion. It's still up in the air. Circumstantial evidence points to the fact religion might have an effect.

Just Fucking Ship

Title says it all. Techniques for getting around the emotional barriers to shipping a product.

#449: Faster and Cheaper Alternatives to College

Why college is the way it is today, and why that makes it a suboptimal choice for a lot of people

90: Jonathan Haidt | The Danger of Good Intentions and Safe Spaces

What's wrong with the bubble of college campuses.

The Bitter Regrets of a Useless Chinese Daughter

Bitingly relatable narrative on the experience of an Asian American

How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)

Conventional wisdom sucks. Reason from first principles to pick a career for yourself.

Will Storr on why you are not yourself

Nothing we own today is ours. This is sobering, but we can fix it.

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days

Playbook for launching a side hustle. I really need to work on the fear part of launching things.

Improv'ing Leadership

How a background in improv and comedy prepared Dick Costolo to be a CEO in Silicon Valley

What is Harvard Trying to Hide?

Best article on Harvard racial discrimination lawsuit

The Defining Decade

Mostly anecdotes and stories about how the 20s are high-stakes but not treated appropriately by people going through them. Entertaining read, not much actionable. Wish there was more data. Good reminders to get my ass into gear.

The cold start problem: how to build your machine learning portfolio

Build a project with an interesting dataset that took obvious effort to collect, and make it as visually impactful as possible.

Career Moats 101

Summary page of CommonCog's first year of writing on Career moats

Computer Science as a Lost Art

'Curmudgeonly' take on computer science vs. programming

358. Yes, the Open Office is Terrible -- But It Doesn't Have to Be

Use small team offices or WFH or individual offices to address the issues with open offices.