links for 2011-01-13

  • "big advancement only comes from big lateral jumps. Different companies, different projects, different markets, or different customers." "what usually happens is that you join an organization because you meet some minimum skill baseline that they're looking for. And then as you practice and learn from the people around you, you end up picking up a bunch of other skills and getting better at your job. But the people around you generally won't notice. First impressions usually pigeonhole you into a general category, and then people are blind to gradual changes." "So to reap the rewards of everything you've learned, you have to expose yourself to new people."
  • from 2005, but guy claims he can help you kick your heroin addiction in an hour. would like to see academic studies on this topic
  • fucking terrible.

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