• Zipf's Law

    Given a corpus of language, the frequency of a word (how many times it shows up in the corpus) is inversely proportional to its rank in the frequency table of words.

  • A Team Charter Is a Mission Plus Metrics

    A mission should be boiled down to a single aspirational statement that encompasses what the team actually does that’s valuable (not necessarily what leadership says they do), metrics describe the observable effects as the team succeeds in the mission.

  • Humor Over Rumor

    Combating misinformation and disinformation campaigns using humor. Taiwanese hacker and Digital Minister Audrey Tang talks about how, for example, hours after a post containing misinformation is detected, Audrey’s team will publish a joke that contains the real information in it.

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  • Walter Jackson Freeman

    Physician that lost his surgical license (due to someone dying during an operation) who went on to perform over 4,000 lobotomies.

  • The Wind Rises

    An animated film from Studio Ghibli about Jiro Horikoshi, the engineer that designed the famous Japanese ‘Zero’ fighter plane.

  • Make Sure Your Budget Gets on Screen

    In Hollywood set design, you need to optimize in a way that optimizes for the most impact on screen–money spent off screen is effectively useless to the end result, the film.

  • Genetic Isopoint

    The point in which the lineage of any two people currently alive can be traced to the same common ancestor.

  • Air Quality Index

    Air quality index is calculated from the value of a pollutant concentration (pm2.

  • Swanson's Law

    The price of solar panels drops 20% for every time the quantity shipped doubles.

  • Social Cooling

    The idea that, as a result of mass surveillance, data collection and social media are leading to behavioral changes.

  • Neglected UX

    Neglected UX is when parts of the user experience are not quite broken, but subtly incongruous.

  • Studio Ghibli

    Famed animated film studio that created such popular films as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and much more.

  • 7 Powers

    A book about business strategy by Hamilton Helmer which outlines seven ‘powers’ that are the cause of successful companies.

  • Small Tech

    Technology companies that are small and private, writing software on their own terms.