Do the work. That's all the productivity advice you need, and the only useful productivity advice you're ever going to get. You can direct your attenti…
Slava Akhmechet
Suppose there exists a universe with cheap telepathic technology. In this universe anyone can intrude into anyone's mind and plant any thought at zero …
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Read clusters of five books. Visualize clusters as instruments to inspect the world. Collect instruments into a mental lab. Read ~40 pages/day. That's …
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Envy is a bad north star. Spend time with people who don't feel it. Avoid people who do. Pick a mission. Find the equivalent of practicing scales in yo…
Slava Akhmechet
Engineers don't have a daily ritual that reminds us why we got into the field. Without a ritual, the drudgery creeps closer and the vision of the monas…
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Dear friends with fuck you money. It's time we had a talk.
Slava Akhmechet
You see, while we take it for granted now, the year didn't always start on January 1st. Many European countries started the year on some major holy day…
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Interviews are filled with posturing, political correctness, and socially convenient falsehoods that have everything to do with large company recruitin…
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Whenever I think about what did the most damage to internet culture over the past ten years, xkcd 1357 comes out on top. Not Twitter. Not Facebook. Thi…
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Why did all major software companies settle on parallel career tracks? To keep engineering managers from developing loyalty to engineers.
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This is for paid subscribers only. I ask that you don’t share this publicly, as it’s somewhat sensitive. As a general rule for paid-only posts, nothing…
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Almost everyone who does great work toils in relative obscurity. Performance reviews are social fiction. How do people really advance through the corpo…
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