Young Reacts #53

I am doing a five-minute presentation for my grand-grand boss’s org, which is about 100 people. I wasn’t going to wing it, but I also didn’t make a big deal out of the occasion because five minutes is such a short time. So I felt a little out of place when my co-presenters scheduled multiple meetings to coordinate and prepare. I wonder how I got a different assumption/attitude 🤔

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Being Glue

The unfortunate truth of our lives is that perception matters as much as substance. If one is doing necessary, yet unglamorous work, they should think about how it will impact them in the long run. It is also on the rest of us to recognize those key contributions.

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I like reading and researching, and I don’t like to be wrong. So much so that I will sometimes spend hours and days reading about differing opinions to find the “answer.” I found this heuristic, to limit to a single piece of advice, liberating.

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Unified Architecture – A Simpler Way to Build Full-Stack Apps

I agree with the author that you lose simplicity and agility if you divide your stacks. That’s why I recommend full-stack teams and frameworks like Rails to my startup friends. But such full-stack systems will not work when performance and scale start to matter.

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Can You Learn Design?

This article reminded me of how I noticed and chose to ignore the lack of keyboard interactions just the other day. I feel ashamed now 😳

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