⚡ The 🇪🇸 Spanish are known for enjoying long meals together, but eating isn’t just about food. When you stay at the table after lunch to savor a final course of stimulating conversation, you are indulging in sobremesa.

💡 This week’s wisdom: Contemplating the weaknesses of others is easy; contemplating the weaknesses in yourself is hard, but it pays a much higher reward.

How Big Tech Runs Tech Projects and the Curious Absence of Scrum

Gergely Orosz’s excellent (as usual) article - A survey of how tech projects run across the industry highlights Scrum being absent from Big Tech. Why is this, and are there takeaways others should take note of?

Thoughts on giving feedback

A good, blameless feedback culture is essential for working together efficiently as it forms healthy relationships, fuels personal and professional growth, and aligns us with common norms. Feedback is one of the cornerstones of company culture.

Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet

You probably know that Facebook had a tough start of the week - if you’re looking to understand what happened, Cloudflare’s article’s got you covered.

High-Performance Organizations Reading List

An amazing collection of books, web pages, and videos about how to design better organizations, plus some about how to be a more effective individual within the organizations we currently have. Based on this Hacker News thread from 2021-09-13.

Don’t Assume Consensus In The Absence of Objection

Consensus-based decision-making means everyone explicitly agreeing to the proposed idea. The leader shouldn’t assume consensus in the absence of objection.