Check out this lessons learned presentation from Angellist Founding Engineer Joshua Slayton. Apparently Angellist has a culture with no managers, no schedules, no code reviews, no tests. Instead they focus on constant deployment, constant customer support and constant hiring. This presentation gives some insights into how and why they do it. Good advice.
Jason Fried from 37signals recently spoke in Chicago about Scaling Startups. Insightful and well worth watching.
Impressive graph which shows the exploding demand in the US job market for experts with understanding of “big data”.
I found this interesting video on copyright and it is well worth watching. As I am in the flow I am going to just blatantly copy part of the text underneath the video:
Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.
If you liked this video (and others in the series) you can support the makers next project “This is Not a Conspiracy Theory” on KickStarter.