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Datsuzoku (脱俗) - Freedom from habit or formula. Escape from daily routine or the ordinary. Unworldly. Transcending the conventional. This principle describes the feeling of surprise and a bit of amazement when one realizes they can have freedom from the conventional. When a well-worn pattern is broken, creativity and resourcefulness emerge.

What is one habit or rule that limits you and you haven't given it any thought for a while to see if it's still valid?

🐕‍🦺 Leadership

Stable Or Fluid Teams? What Does The Science Say?

An investigation of three schools of thought on team development and high-performing teams. Leaves a bit of a cliffhanger in the end, but lots of good stuff in there!

Self-direction: navigating agency and responsibility

What happens when the balance between what you want to do and what you're supposed to do is disrupted?

Should you prioritize infrastructure costs?

Before diving into the mechanics of managing infrastructure costs, the first question to answer is whether it’s a valuable use of organizational time to make your current infrastructure spend more efficient. How you think about this will vary a bit depending on whether your company is early-stage, prioritizing growth or profitability.

How To Criticize Coworkers

Good practical advice on delivering both constructive and positive feedback.

What bits of fundamental knowledge are productivity multipliers?

A really nice Hacker News thread with loads of gems!

💻 Tech

Before jumping into the articles section: I've discovered a really nice newsletter called Unzip by Agam More (check out the latest posts here). It's about unpacking dev trends - each issue is focused on explaining concepts like Unikernels or Infrastructure as Code in an easy-to-digest way. I appreciate the structured approach the issues take (they put the concept into context, talk about its use cases, pros and cons).

Emerging Architectures for Modern Data Infrastructure

Software systems are increasingly based on data, rather than code. A new class of tools and technologies have emerged to process data for both analytics and ML.

Transformers for software engineers

No, not the movies, sorry. It's about deep learning. Much more fun, though.

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