2023-08-15 Links

Daily Reads:

I chanced upon this short talk by Eric Whitaker talking about how he learnt to ‘separate dogma from wisdom’, which I found a memorable turn of phrase.

HBR: Can You Be a Great Leader without Technical Expertise? Betteridge’s law kicks in, and a nuanced reasoning which I’m seeing play out around me.

In How America Got Mean, David Brooks makes the case for moral formation, a human skill he says has been eroding over the decades since WWII ended.

Roger Martin: Strategy, Strategy Everywhere Brand Strategy, Data Strategy, Pricing Strategy, Sales Strategy, Corporate Strategy… ad nauseum. Is there any strategy? Martin posits that strategy is singular. It is an integrated set of choices – and involves making choices under uncertainty, constraints, and competition, and it happens in a lot of places across the company. But some ‘strategy’ terms make no sense at all.

Sari Azout: A letter to a friend who is thinking of starting something new

Ava: Therapy as a way of aligning with your subconscious

Whoa! New ways of financing AI madness? CoreWeave raises $2.3m in debt collateralized by Nvidia H100 chips

Addy Osmani articulates the benefits of learning by writing I went down the rabbit hole & read this other article he published too called "The key to understanding complex systems is patience". Recommended.


“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” – Joseph Campbell


Eric Whitaker’s Virtual Choir performing Sing Gently gave me goosebumpsSing Gently