I just stumbled across https://www.fortran.io/ and immediately started to silently scream "nooooooooooo!"
The extra knobs in more complicated systems support more granularity, but potentially simply create the impression of rigor while remaining equally challenging to implement in a consistent, fair way. #aep19
Crisp boundaries are important as they provide those on a career ladder a useful mental model of where they are in their journey, who their peers are, and whom they should view as role models. #aep19
If you want to shape your company’s culture, inclusion, or performance, this is your most valuable entry point. #aep19
The most sacred responsibilities of management are selecting your company’s role model, identifying who to promote, and deciding who needs to leave. #aep19
On cold-sourcing: "customization matters less than I assumed, because people mostly choose to respond based on their circumstances, not on the quality of your note." #aep19
On the significant difficulties around the valuation of domestic time:
When a man marries his cook, GDP falls.
While government spending on education is counted as GDP, the "human capital" created by households in all the time they spend in education is not. #cwoc19
Capital gains do not arise from productive activity and so are not production, and therefore not counted as part of GDP #cwoc19
On the cost-based method of measuring the value of an investment:
Some very successful projects yield returns that are massively out of proportion to the cost of creating them, but in practice firms and economies do many, many projects - some succeeding spectacularly and some failing miserably.
At the level of a large economy, the successes and failures balance out such that the value of investment approximates the value of spending. #cwoc19
The “work harder” mantra only breeds hero programmers whose heroic ways make it difficult for nonheroes to contribute meaningfully. #aep19
Maintaining a market position is fundamentally distinct from creating new markets. #aep19
The balancing of positive and negative freedoms is a fundamental task of managers and management #aep19
In this light, freedom is neither inherently good nor inherently just. Each positive freedom we enforce strips away a negative freedom, and each negative freedom we guarantee eliminates a positive freedom. This is the Paradox of Positive Liberty #aep19