Barrels and Ammunition
Welcome to this weeks issue, hope you enjoy it!
Tweet of the week
feeling unaccomplished 101
- start to many side projects
- end nothing
- constantly improve half-made things
- watch movies to decompress
- feel guilty
- buy books
- never read it. put it on the shelf so you feel miserable crossing by
- take even more new responsibilities
— @krzyzanowskim on Twitter
- Barrels and Ammunition — Conor Dewey summarises a great concept by Keith Rabois: The output of your organization is dependent on the number of people that can own projects and see them through to the end.
- If Apple is the only organisation capable of defending our privacy, it really is time to worry — John Naughton about the danger of weak privacy regulations.
- What’s the best thing a manager has ever done for you? — This tweet by Julie Zhuo has lots of inspiring answers.
- Uber’s Crazy YOLO App Rewrite, From the Front Seat — Gergely Orosz about the “two months of hell” Uber engineers went through for an artificial deadline.
- Why I prefer making useless stuff — Austin Z. Henley about his “useless” side projects and why they are more fun than “useful” ones.
- Focus on Your First 10 Systems, Not Just Your First 10 Hires — Hashicorps Chief of Staff Kevin Fishner about how crucial systems are in early startups.
Cutting room floor
- Weeknotes #2 — My good friend Jan Früchtl started weekly posts about the things he learned or found interesting, be sure to check this out!
- Blog about what you’ve struggled with — Julia Evans about writing about learning in public.
- Than Average — Do you think you have better ideas than average? 67 % think that. Super fun page by Fred Wordie and Jae Perris.
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