SXSW came and went faster than “winter” for Austin, TX. That didn’t stop us from writing about some BIG plans and ideas we’ve been working on.
- For starters, we’re challenging the status quo and going fully distributed which has some great benefits but poses interesting challenges.
- In the spirit of keeping things 100, we also decided to take a fresh look at our company values and updated them. Elia Albarran talks about our first value “always improve”
- It’s been a minute, but we’re back on Medium, cross-posting a selection of our more “big think” content. Follow us over there if that’s your jam.
- We’ve got a new episode of the Sharp Ideas podcast coming this week, so now is a great time to get caught up on the first two.
- And with all these profiles and accounts, we’re BIG on password managers at Four Kitchens. You should be, too.
Links around the watercooler:
- The Office of Management for the US White House has deepened its commitment to open source
- What’s the real difference between open source and closed off? We had a good listen on Ctrl-Walt-Delete.
- Microsoft let it’s discourse-modeling, crowd-learning, AI chatbot Tay into the world last week. It did not go well.
- How much time do you really spend on Facebook vs. in Slack meetings? Rescue Time keeps the quantified self on-track for work.
- This company is putting stay at home moms back to work; we just wish they’d think of a less sexist way to phrase that.
- We wish we had exposed brick in the office; it’s so hip and relateable.
- Hexcolor clocks are so soothing; choose from What Color Is It? or The Colour Clock.