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How to Get Promoted at Work

12 min · clipcontent.substack.com

Steve Dennis has 7 steps to maximise your chances for success on the career ladder.

Evaluating Managers: 5 heuristics to measure managerial impact

8 min · abdulapopoola.com

AbdulFattah Popoola has some advice to measure your impact as a manager.

Management Debt

8 min · staysaasy.com

This article compares tech debt to management debt and explains common scenarios for management debt.


The yaml document from hell

10 min · ruudvanasseldonk.com

Ruud van Asseldonk explains different YAML footguns on one example and lists some alternatives.

Just use a monorepo

2 min · buttondown.email

Justin moved all of Buttondown into a monorepo and explains why they love it.

Your tech stack is not the product

6 min · hoho.com

Mike Wakerly explains why your tech stack is means, not an end — especially in early stage startups.

Guide to Web Authentication

6 min · webauthn.guide

Suby Raman explains how WebAuthn works and how to implement it.

Easy, alternative soft deletion: `deleted_record_insert`

2 min · brandur.org

Brandur has a good alternative for the deleted_at field.

Cutting Room Floor

If you really want to remember a moment, try not to take a photo

6 min · ideas.ted.com

Manoush Zomorodi explains why you remember less of an experience if you took a photo.

Extreme questions to trigger new, better ideas

15 min · longform.asmartbear.com

Jason Cohen has 15 extreme questions to broaden your idea scope, some interesting, some controversial.

The rules of improv can make you funnier. They can also make you more confident.

7 min · npr.org

Oluwakemi Aladesuyi and Audrey Nguyen about five rules of improv you can apply to your life.


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