reading list

Highlights from my Reading List – Week 35


  1. You and Your Research – Dr. Richard W. Hamming
    A classic that I only recently came across. Talks about how to do good research but is more broadly applicable. 

  2. We Are All Architects Now – Venkatesh Rao
    Architects and engineering mid life crashes.

  3. Swings are Free – How It Actually Works
    The Lambda squad on taking swings.

  4. On How to be Discovered – Steve Cheney
    Writing online is the best way to be discovered.
  5. Constructions in Magical Thinking – Venkatesh Rao
    Ribbonfarm is moving towards a new phase; vgr explains. 

  6. A Big Little Idea Called Legibility – Venkatesh Rao
    One of the most important essays I’ve read on the idea of legibility. 

  7. Does Culture Eat Strategy for Lunch? – Venkatesh Rao
    Vgr on culture and strategy.
  8. Amazon gets an edge with its secret squad of PhD economists – CNN
    Economists at Amazon.

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