Mike Ashley


December 20, 2015

What Can a Technologist Do About Climate Change?
Bret Victor with concrete suggestions on how to attack the climate change problem. Great read on many levels including presentation, systems thinking, tools for scientists and engineers (with a plug for domain-specific programming languages), and better models for the literate.
Radical Candor
Care personally, challenge directly. It's written for managers, but it applies to anybody who needs to give feedback including individual contributors and technical leaders.
The Coddling of the American Mind
Emotional reasoning is overwhelming schools. Cognitive behavioral therapy could be an effective tool for restoring more rational thinking. How do we return to free-range parenting to avoid the problem in the first place?
If You Want to Say Thank You, Don't Say Sorry
Good to put on the bathroom mirror for a couple of weeks.