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Staying on the path to high performing teams. | Irrational Exuberance

lethain.com/durably-excellent-teams/
As a caveat, the system fix is to hire net-new people, increasing the overall capacity of the company. Sometimes folks instead attempt to capture more resources from existing company, and I’m pretty negative on that. People are not fungible, and generally folks end up in useful places, so I’m skeptical of reassigning existing folks to drive optimality. By nature, it’s also impossible for this kind of discussion to not become political, even when everyone involved has deep trust and r...

Auditing Design Systems for Accessibility | Deque

deque.com/blog/auditing-design-systems-for-accessibility/
Let's review how to create a design system with baked-in accessibility and how to find and audit accessibility issues in our existing design systems.

Budgeting for creative departments | by Matthew Cunningham | Mar, 2021 | Bootcamp

bootcamp.uxdesign.cc/budgeting-for-creative-departments-95b8843e24b6
The following information targets in-house corporate design leaders, managers, or operations who have departments for which they have financial accountability. This article does not cover the…

Competitive Analysis For Product Engineers | Stay SaaSy

staysaasy.com/product/2021/05/02/competition.html
In my experience, most professional software engineers in industry have little to no experience doing competitive analysis. That’s a shame, because competitive analysis is one of the most useful skills that an engineer can have.

The experts can stay wrong longer than you can stay alive - Lessons From The Crisis

lessonsfromthecrisis.substack.com/p/the-experts-can-stay-wrong-longer
Early in 2020 Western governments, alarmed by reports from China, asked the international public health community whether they should close borders to limit the spread of coronavirus into their country. The UK government consulted its pandemic flu plans

Fluid Typography

fluid-typography.netlify.app/
Calculate CSS declarations for beautiful fluid typography headings.

They Told Their Therapists Everything. Hackers Leaked It All | WIRED

wired.com/story/vastaamo-psychotherapy-patients-hack-data-breach/
A mental health startup built its business on easy-to-use technology. Patients joined in droves. Then came a catastrophic data breach.

Pts.js

ptsjs.org/
Pts is a javascript library for visualization and creative-coding.