Weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books and anything else we felt compelled to share with others
Year 3 - Edition 44
A Fistful of Links is a weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books, and anything else we felt compelled to share with others, brought to you by Og Maciel and Mirek Długosz.
The Thing About Burnout
By Ashley McNamara
Burnout has been a hot topic in both the open source community and broader tech industry, but too often these discussions simply acknowledge that burnout exists. We can do better. The care and feeding of ourselves is a start, but how about the care and feeding of our community?
How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day
By Tristan Harris
A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From Facebook notifications to Snapstreaks to YouTube autoplays, they’re all competing for one thing: your attention. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.
We’ve all been told to get a good night’s sleep before a test – finally, here’s the reason why. Sleep scientist Matt Walker explains how getting enough sleep affects how our brains store and process memories.