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Articles I liked from the week of June 5th, 2016.

  1. Migrants, racists and the leftHe’s an avowed psychoanalytic philosopher. An unabashed Hegelian Marxist. And, according to some, ‘the most dangerous philosopher in the West’. He is, of…
    Zizek has a laser bead on leftist hypocrisy, which makes attitudes about communism confusing to me.
  2. The Shocking Secret About Static Types — JavaScript SceneThe Shocking Secret About Static Types Google Trends: Angular (Red) / TypeScript (Blue) The popularity of TypeScript has really exploded recently. I like…
    I think the conclusions about static vs. dynamic typing are at best weak and at worst methodologically unsounds, but there are links to some good empricial studies of TDD that show it reduces bugs significantly despite, "TDD is a design methodology not a verification methodology".

  1. The Curse of CultureOne of the seminal books on culture is Edgar Schein’s Organizational Culture and Leadership . Schein writes in the introduction: Perhaps the most intriguing…
    "The Innovator's Dilemma" + "Culture is a means of solving problems" explains why a lot of companies miss big opportunites or have a hard time turning themselves around.