Quote of the Day
If you enjoy programming, philosophy, math, or any number of geeky topics, you're in the right place. Every day, I'll post a random quote from my extensive collection of Kindle highlights. Quotes do not necessarily reflect my views or opinions. In fact, part of my epistemic process is to consume a wide variety of contradictory material.
What was an unexpected pleasure yesterday is what we feel entitled to today, and what won’t be enough tomorrow.
— Robert M. Sapolsky, Behave
Yet physicists have discovered that systems whose component parts have a capacity to act collectively often show recurrent features even though they might seem to have nothing at all in common with one another.
— Philip Ball, Critical Mass
Many Agile adoptions have treated technical practices as secondary compared to the management and team practices that some Agile frameworks emphasize. Our research shows that technical practices play a vital role in achieving these outcomes.
— Nicole Forsgren PhD, Jez Humble and Gene Kim, Accelerate
The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is – to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius!
— Alain De Botton, The Consolation of Philosophy
The most feared situation is to end up inadvertently in the wrong place at the wrong time and get blamed. Yet this is exactly what happens in a structure that systematically diffuses responsibility. It is because managers fear blame-time that they diffuse responsibility; however such a diffusion inevitably means that someone, somewhere is going to become a scapegoat when things go wrong.
— Robert Jackall, Moral Mazes
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