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What You Need to Read This Week
A post on reddit on fitness that surprisingly has huge implications for being more productive on a daily basis. Start your day off by listing what you want to accomplish and don’t passively read twitter, hacker news, facebook, or reddit.
A story about solving the right problem, not just the obvious hard problem.
By Tom Ryder
Vim’s minimalism and elegance are hard to learn, but worth the effort. However, even for experienced users, there are common antipatterns that can be fallen into and there’s always more to learn.
An in-depth PDF about the design process and design thinking.
Productivity doesn’t come in hours; it comes in the amount of energy you have every day.
By Ilya Katsov
You may have heard of MapReduce, perhaps even tried to slog through Google’s Whitepaper and you know that it was one of the keys to Google’s early successes in massive computing. But what is it and how does one implement it, and most importantly, what do you use it for?
It’s ok to start small but have big ambitions and set out to solve big problems. Life is too short to work on another groupon clone or social media aggregator.
By Richard Feynman
Even the best engineers can become myopic and complacent when it comes to preparation for disaster. Perhaps this is especially true for the best engineers, for whom disasters are rare. Richard Feynman’s personal appendix to the report on the Space shuttle disaster is a great study in how such failures happen and perhaps how they can be prevented.
Many of us are typically quite skeptical of advertising, but sometimes the “intangible value” of your product or service can outweigh its production value.
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