Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • The Olympian Contradiction: by David Brooks. “The Olympic Games appeal both to our desire for fellowship and our desire for status, to the dreams of community and also supremacy. And, of course, these desires are in tension. But the world is, too. The world isn’t a jigsaw puzzle that fits neatly and logically together. It’s a system of clashing waves that can never be fully reconciled.”
  • The Quantified Community: by Esther Dyson. “Someday, citizens will not just complain about local problems; they will have data to prove their case–and to figure out how to fix those issues.”
  • Why Project Managers should write a Blog: by Maria Burton. One of the 10 reasons: “When problems arise, a quick scan of the blog can tell you where and when the trouble actually started. This can be treated as “chalk it up to experience” or the basis of a detailed report to upper management.” (via Shrikant)
  • 11 Leadership Secrets You’ve Never Heard About: by August Turak. “We often switch between leader and follower many times in a single day, and success depends just as much on being a great follower as it does on being a great leader.”
  • Software and Mirror World: by John Battelle. “It seems to me that if true “mirror worlds” are going to emerge, the first step will have to be “software eating the world” – IE, we’ll have to infect our entire physical realities with software, such that those realities emanate with real time and useful data. That seems to be happening apace. And the implications of how we go about architecting such systems are massive.”

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