I’m very impressed by this design research blog by Maike Klip about the digitalization of Dutch government services and how to maintain a human connection.
This indictment of WeWork en passant paraphrases the Innovator’s Dilemma:
“If you can counterfeit something for cheap, the counterfeit will eventually take over the entire market and drive out the real commodity.”
Long overdue to take down Clayton Christensen a couple of notches (but then again any theory so widespread can’t be anything other than wrong).
Will Larson (whose new book is lying on my desk at work) writes a welcome long view on the technology career, something we will increasingly need to think about and come to terms with.
Having gone through these myself, it’s good to see this planning framework that is at the same time high level and immediately deployable.
“You want to leverage the full creativity of the team while also making sure you’re all heading in the same direction.”
We can talk about agile strategy all we want but “Doing over Planning” is a more than sufficient summary for anybody who wants to get started.
An incisive profile on the life of an Instagram influencer.
As good a confession as could have been written on the Medialab by danah boyd.
The necessity of physical fitness to create peak mental performance has been a well-known fact in esports. Useful to see the documented effects of pushing yourself cognitively within the chess world.
The 1984 World Chess Championship was called off after five months and 48 games because defending champion Anatoly Karpov had lost 22 pounds. “He looked like death,” grandmaster and commentator Maurice Ashley recalls.
Good on people to opt-out of imposed citizenship and engage on their own piece of statecraft.