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  • Amer shared from Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog by Ted Kerasote
    humans have shared a longer and more intimate partnership with dogs than with any other domestic animal, starting before civilization existed.
  • Amer shared from Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen
    “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”
  • Amer shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    “It’s all because of Fradkin,” the executive tells his colleague. “He has terrible business sense but great leadership skills, and everyone is following him down the road to ruin.”
  • Amer shared from a Personal Document
    Amazon doesn't like middleware because it tends to be framework and not a tool. If you use a middleware package you get lock-in around the software patterns they have chosen.
    Note: interesting idea
  • Amer shared from Freakonomics Rev Ed: (and Other Riddles of Modern Life) (P.S.) by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    A phrase like “well maintained,” for instance, is as full of meaning to an agent as “Mr. Ayak” was to a Klansman; it means that a house is old but not quite falling down.
  • Amer shared from Lord of the Files: Essays on the Social Aspects of Software Engineering by Russell Ovans
    Software engineering is a social activity; forget that and your career is lost.
    Note: yup thats why i am searching for a great team.
  • Amer shared from On the Decay of the Art of Lying by Mark Twain
    Judicious lying is what the world needs. I sometimes think it were even better and safer not to lie at all than to lie injudiciously. An awkward, unscientific lie is often as ineffectual as the truth.
    Note: yes
  • Amer shared from The Consulting Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Expand a Seven-Figure Consulting Practice by Alan Weiss
    The discussions among consultants about “getting together” and “joining forces” and “joint ventures” are equal only to the groups that endlessly discuss evidence of the Loch Ness monster, aliens in Hangar 52, and whether the Chicago Cubs will ever win the World Series again: pretty pointless.
    Note: agreed
  • Amer shared from a Personal Document
    Eastwood's Law of Silence The people who say the most have the least to say.
    Note: so true
  • Amer shared from Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health by Bruce W. Perry
    Despite their mute passivity, plants don’t really want to be eaten. They don’t have claws or teeth (at least most of them don’t) and they can’t run away as predators pursue them. In compensation, however, wheat, oats, rice, soy beans, various nuts, and many veggies like spinach are laden with chemicals scientists have labeled antinutrients. These phytochemicals are meant to help the plants play tough defense—i.e., to make them unpalatable to herbivores (like us).
    Note: waiting for vegans to start saying that plants are people too.
Amer
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