I love this original mix by DJ Keybo. He describes it as, “Hip Hop & Alt Rock sitting in a tree, M-I-X-X-I-N-G.”
I recently learned about Lyrah’s beautiful work on Twitter. She is a singer, songwriter, and producer based in San Francisco.
Sim Simah recently released an EP called “Entropy Led Them.” You can read more about his impressive background in this VoyageLA article.
Following the tradition from last year, I picked out 20 songs from 2019. Before we get into that, here are a few interesting links.
There is also an amazing 2019 compilation by passionweiss.com. You know how the experience of drinking a glass of wine is heightened if someone explains its history and its context? This is that but for songs.
DJBooth published a list of top albums of the year. I look to their commentary for education.
Here is the list…
Beginning in the first decade of the 21st century, internet companies were able to gain visibility into the business in ways never possible in the age of spreadsheets and relational database management systems. No longer did they need to wait for end-of-quarter financial results in order to gauge product performance; and no longer did they need to rely on extrapolations from samples to get a comprehensive view of what was working for all customers. …
There are many ways to organize a data science team within a company. One of the most effective is the hybrid model, as I explain verbosely in a post and briefly in a thread:
Q. Embedded or centralized?
Embedded for context, relevance, communication efficiency, and to be in sync; centralized for hiring and promotion purposes, for peer review, and for sharing and maintaining best practices.
The centralized management of a team is not without challenges—the most prominent of which being that of sizing and allocation. In this post, I propose an easy-to-follow procedure as…
I attended the SFELC Summit last week along with several other engineering managers at Twitter.
We started the day with a keynote by James Everingham, Head of Engineering at FB. He drew parallels between management and quantum theory.
The main takeaway was the importance of not being prescriptive as a manager. He talked about the observer effect and authority bias and the team’s reluctance to come up with their own ideas when a solution is given by the manager. Instead, a manager’s job should be to ask probing questions.
He also talked about creating the right amount of entanglement…
First of all, I’d like to thank one of the coolest humans, Charles, for encouraging me to make this list.
The songs are ordered firstly by key (starting at 12A), then by tempo. The song list also includes some descriptions provided with help from Genius.
Pretty Little Fears (feat. J. Cole) by 6LACK — East Atlanta Love Letter.
This T-Minus-produced song is a beautiful love letter from 6LACK and J. Cole to their significant others. It’s a soft and easy listen.
Below are some practices I have found to be effective in management. I am sharing this list in the hopes that it would lead to happier employees, better products, and more efficient use of capital.
Steven Sinofsky is a Board Partner with Andreessen Horowitz, advisor to companies, and investor.
A respected technologist and business leader, Steven Sinofsky began his career at Microsoft in 1989. He started as a software design engineer in development tools. Working in product management, he grew to be one of the company’s senior execs on Microsoft Office overseeing six major releases of the full range of Office apps and servers. Most recently he served as President of the Windows division through 2012. In this role, he oversaw many of Microsoft’s largest products, including the development of Windows 7, Windows 8, and…