2015/01/27 第132期

早年Facebook高速成长的秘诀:get the culture right first!

You can get the code right, you can get the products right, but you need to get the culture right first. If you don't get the culture right then your company won't scale.
  1. Scaling takes Iteration
  2. Don't Over Design
  3. Choose the right tool for the job, but realize that your choice comes with overhead.
  4. Get the culture right. Move Fast - break things. Huge Impact - small teams. Be bold - innovate.

为什么Slack能火起来?

在对的时间做了对的事情?
In general, he said, enterprise software is a mess and a field of huge opportunities. And while it seems like chat has been around forever, he said, mobile and cloud services are creating new openings for new services like Slack to be more useful to a wider array of employees and businesses. “The time is right for this kind of product,” he said.

Stripe创始人推荐的介绍硅谷历史的书单

在这个书单的基础上,我再推荐一本:Geek Silicon Valley ,这本书介绍了湾区各个跟 IT 相关的“景点”,也介绍了相关历史。如果你要来湾区,可以把这本书当成旅游书籍,就知道该去哪里参观了。

去追求那种你不觉得是工作的工作

Paul Graham 的文章一般都很长。但这篇文章是很短的。中心思想:

If something that seems like work to other people doesn't seem like work to you, that's something you're well suited for.

不会编程并非新文盲

Reading and writing gave us external and distributable storage. Coding gives us external and distributable computation. It allows us to offload the thinking we have to do in order to execute some process. To put it simply, the next great advance in human ability comes from being able to externalize the mental models we spend our entire lives creating.
以前也有推荐过这个作者的另一个文章。其实,奥巴马写下一行 Javascript 代码,也不叫编程 ...