Once again, we bring to you the weekly highlights of what’s going on in communications, technology and design.
Wandering or Walking?
How to make your leadership beyond The Desk and still effective? Some of us might be familiar with MBWA = management by walking around (The Economist, Fortune Magazine). But have you ever experienced the impact of walking outside the office? Take a Walk, Sure, but Don’t Call It a Break by Dan Palotta and Walk Your Way to More Effective Leadership by Louis W. Sullivan at HBR.org are a good source of inspiration.
- To lie or not to lie? That is the question. – The answer is simple: The Secret To Success Is Never Telling A Lie
- How I judge the quality of documentation in 30 seconds by Eric Holscher – A few tips how to quickly judge if documentation is good enough.
- Inventor of the web marks its 25th anniversary by calling for net neutrality – On 25th anniversary of the Web there is a discussion about its future.
- Making waves: turning your brain scans into 3D-printed art – Literally making waves out of the brain scans.
- Wikipedia Co-Founder Jimmy Wales accidentally starts A Bitcoin Donation Campaign For Wikipedia.
Top Development News of the Week
- Can I skip the lock when reading an integer? – In his post Eric Lippert gives an example of why you should avoid writing multithreaded code if you don’t have to. It is more complex than you think.
- Coconut Headphones: Why Agile Has Failed – A rant from Mike Hadlow on how agile has come to mean ‘management agile’. If you are a developer, you will like it.
- Form Follows Function is an interesting experiment pushing the tools you can use on the web to create something outstanding. This collection of interactive experiences brings you a number of unique designs and functionalities. All created in HTML5.
- The Future of Information Dashboards – Five changes on the horizon that will deepen user experience with data.
- Internet Live Stats – Check how many Internet users there is in the world or how many websites there is in The Internet. Fascinating live stats.
- Great Industrial Design From the 60’s and 70’s – An inspiring journey into the past.
- A new tool for font creation: Glyphr Studio – a free html5 based font editor!