Google says the best teams have these 5 qualities.
James DamoreGoogle found the #1 trait of effective teams is feeling "'safe' enough to take an interpersonal risk [...] to voice their opinions, even if it goes against the group [...] without fear of retribution or adverse impact to your reputation." 🤔
I. I Come To Praise Caesar, Not To Bury Him Several years ago, an SSC reader made an r/slatestarcodex subreddit for discussion of blog posts here and related topics. As per the usual process, the t…
James DamoreThe hate @SlateStarCodex got for being associated with controversial discussions exemplifies Social Media’s censorship dilemma: anything said on your platform can and will be used against you.
Google is finally ending forced arbitration for its employees. These changes will go into effect for both current and future Google employees on March 21. While Google won’t reopen settled claims, current employees can litigate past claims starting...
James DamoreDue to continued internal and external pressure, Google ended forced arbitration for all employee disputes!
At Intelligence Squared U.S., we’ve debated AI before – the risks, the rewards, and whether it can change the world – but for the first time, we’re debating with AI.
James DamoreAn AI held its own in a debate against a world-class debater.
A milestone with exciting applications and another reminder that knowledge work isn't safe from automation. #ProjectDebater
The company is a radically new kind of monopoly with ambitions that dwarf those of earlier empires.
James DamoreAmazon abuses its near-monopoly to bankrupt its competitors by selling at a loss, threaten brands with counterfeits until they sell on Amazon, and use third-party merchants’ data to undercut them.
All while being subsidized billions by the government...
As much as tech firms try to stay apolitical, they’re still filled with people, and people are (especially these days) political animals. With that in mind, Blind recently ran a survey asking tech pros whether their company accepted a diversity of...
In the largest study to date of autistic traits, we test 10 predictions from the Empathizing–Systemizing (E-S) theory of sex differences and the Extreme Male Brain (EMB) theory of autism. We confirmed that typical females on average are more...
Do you hunger for skills to improve the quality of your relationships, to deepen your sense of personal empowerment or to simply communic...
James DamoreDespite the weird name, Nonviolent Communication provides a great framework to understand yourself/others and liberates by teaching personal emotional responsibility.
Some gems from the book below