Hey Everyone,

Hope you're having a great week. Here are a few things I've been reading, writing and pondering lately. Enjoy!


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1. How to speak Silicon Valley: 53 essential tech-bro terms explained

This is just so good. h/t @smalter.

cloud, the (n) – Servers. A way to keep more of your data off your computer and in the hands of big tech, where it can be monetized in ways you don’t understand but may have agreed to when you clicked on the Terms of Service. Usually located in a city or town whose elected officials exchanged tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks for seven full-time security guard jobs.

2. The Obvious Value of Communication is Perhaps Not So Obvious

Cal Newport makes the argument that in an efficient work environment, people communicate as little as possible, not as much as possible.

3. Successful v. Useful: Lessons on Teaching from Jim Collins and Peter Drucker

Most of us aim for success, but we’d probably get there faster by aiming for utility.

4. Tweet of the Week

My coworker Haley Bryant is always tweeting good stuff like this. Go follow her.

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5. Random Links

Have a great weekend!

Jimmy

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