Reading List

This list shows the last 20 articles that I saved to my Pocket account and that I haven't read yet, it updates automatically when I archive them.

Most of the articles are about science, politics and a bit of philosophy, have fun!


The Mindset That Kills Product Thinking

16 minutes

My friend Marty Cagan released two articles, this one and this one, describing some of the challenges to product thinking. You should read them. He’s right. This article is about something more fundamental than that. It’s about the service provider anti-pattern baked into our processes.

How to change the course of human history

39 minutes
How to change the course of human history

Art work by Banksy (title unknown). Source: Flickr For centuries, we have been telling ourselves a simple story about the origins of social inequality. For most of their history, humans lived in tiny egalitarian bands of hunter-gatherers.

The mRNA vaccine revolution is just beginning

The mRNA vaccine revolution is just beginning

All of this is music to Karikó’s ears. The last time I speak to her she is excited about a laboratory that is using mRNA to try and extend human telomeres – long DNA caps at the end of our chromosomes that many believe determine the rate of human ageing.

The importance of DCA strategy during a market correction

5 minutes
The importance of DCA strategy during a market correction

When considering cryptocurrencies as a medium to long-term investment, many investors face the problem of choosing a suitable investment strategy. Each investor is different in their time horizon, risk profile, and capital.

Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs)

10 minutes
Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs)

A distributed hash table (DHT) is a distributed system for mapping keys to values. In IPFS, the DHT is used as the fundamental component of the content routing system and acts like a cross between a catalog and a navigation system.

Towards a psychologically safe environment

10 minutes
Towards a psychologically safe environment

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a structured pyramid of human needs. Notice that personal security lies within the safety needs, just above the physiological needs.

What’s next for remote working?

5 minutes
What’s next for remote working?

My WFH setup - complete with inspirational artwork! In the beginning, people went to the office because that was how you got work done. Meetings were face-to-face and work itself typically involved moving pieces of paper around in one way or another.

What is the Fourth Dimension?

43 minutes

AT the present time our actions are largely influenced by our theories. We have abandoned the simple and instinctive mode of life of the earlier civilizations for one regulated by the assumptions of our knowledge and supplemented by all the devices of intelligence.

Making the hard problem of consciousness easier

Making the hard problem of consciousness easier

Summary The history of science includes numerous challenging problems, including the “hard problem” (1) of consciousness: Why does an assembly of neurons—no matter how complex, such as the human brain—give rise to perceptions and feelings that are consciously experienced, such as the sweetne