Tidbits | Dominik Mayer – Products, Asia, Productivity

Interesting articles, videos and other tidbits from around the web.

When I’m Gone — Life Tips.  

Death is always a surprise. No one expects it. Not even terminal patients think they are going to die in a day or two. In a week, maybe. But only when this particular week is the next week.

The Job of Leadership  

Ev Williams:

The job of leadership is to foster alignment and enthusiasm toward the right goal.

What Happens When You Drink Alcohol?  

For some unknown reason (I was hungover) I decided to research how alcohol affects the body. I wanted to know exactly what happens from the moment you drink the alcohol to the moment (22 hours later) when the alcohol is gone.

What Do All the Controls in an Airplane's Cockpit Do?  

I love airplanes. The closest I ever got to flying one was a simulator class in a DA42.

How Jürgen Klinsmann Plans to Make U.S. Soccer Better (And Less American)  

The former German star hopes to keep expectations low for the coming World Cup. For now, Klinsmann will take the long view when it comes to soccer success for the United States.

One year since The New York Times Magazine wrote about Klinsmann. I’m not a soccer person but it seems to be going well.

Why You Hate Work  

Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.

We often ask senior leaders a simple question: If your employees feel more energized, valued, focused and purposeful, do they perform better? Not surprisingly, the answer is almost always “Yes.” Next we ask, “So how much do you invest in meeting those needs?” An uncomfortable silence typically ensues.

Good Product Team / Bad Product Team  

Marty Cagan knows what he’s talking about.

You could summarize: Good product teams care about the product, bad teams care about their paycheck.

A Rare Peek Inside Amazon’s Massive Wish-Fulfilling Machine  

Through the engineering of its fulfillment centers, Amazon has built the world’s most nimble infrastructure for the transfer of things. We step inside to see how the formidable system works.

This Is CGI  

This is your semi-regular reminder that CGI is at or beyond the point of absurdity, that everything on the Internet is fake, that there is no spoon, etc.

The Voltron Theory of Casual Dating  

In the absence of one good partner, an actively dating single person will naturally construct a corpus of complementary partners who, if assembled into one giant Voltron partner, would be his or her ideal boyfriend or girlfriend.

Oh, yes.

Fury 325

It’s fascinating to see what Werner Stengel made possible.