Stuff I’ve been reading lately

I’m playing with an idea here. One of the things I really like on Instapaper is the browsing of what your friends are reading. My pal Kevin Stewart, has particularly awesome tastes on technical articles and I find myself saving almost everything he reads to my own queue. 

I won’t vouch that my own tastes are quite as good, but maybe the articles that I’ve found valuable might be valuable to others. So, I created an ifttt.com action to save any article that I’ve liked to a google doc. Periodically, I will post the most recent articles to this blog. At some point in the future, I might autopublish them. For now, I like the idea that I can edit them before they go live.

Collaborative Overload
Over the past two decades, the amount of time managers and employees spend on collaborative work has ballooned. At many companies…
https://hbr.org/2016/01/collaborative-overload

Two Items That Aren’t On Your Meeting Agenda, But Should Be
In this era of frequent testing, schools get a dizzying quantity of data about their students. Figuring out what to do with it, though, is more complicated than…
http://www.fastcompany.com/3058036/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/two-items-that-arent-on-your-meeting-agenda-but-should-be

Good Bosses Create More Wellness than Wellness Plans Do
In the name of employee wellness, and in response to insurance company demands, corporations are offering well-being initiatives with financial incentives.…
https://hbr.org/2016/04/good-bosses-create-more-wellness-than-wellness-plans-do

Billing by Millionths of Pennies, Cloud Computing’s Giants Take In Billions
Andrew R. Jassy, the senior vice president of Amazon Web Services. The per-millionth pricing began last November, in the A.W.S. product Lambda. Amazon Web…
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/technology/billing-by-millionths-of-pennies-cloud-computings-giants-take-in-billions.html

Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired
AT HubSpot, the software company where I worked for almost two years, when you got fired, it was called “graduation.” We all would get a…
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/opinion/sunday/congratulations-youve-been-fired.html

Medium raises another $50M
Medium , the online publishing platform led by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, just announced that it has raised $50 million in Series C funding. It’s been less…
http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/21/medium-series-c/

Why Uber Won — Greylock Perspectives
Why Uber Won The Startup Steroid Era and the Use of Capital as a Performance Enhancing Drug The start of 2016 marked the end of the steroid era of startups —…
https://news.greylock.com/why-uber-won-5598a2a66561

Hands-on: $290 Kindle Oasis starts a new chapter for Amazon e-readers
The new Kindle Oasis comes with a leather battery cover included in the price, available in three colors, black, walnut and merlot. (GeekWire Photo) The word…
http://www.geekwire.com/2016/hands-amazons-new-290-kindle-oasis-ups-game-e-readers/

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