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Building a Web App With Go, Gin and React

This article was originally posted on My Blog<p><b>TL;DR:</b> In this tutorial, I'll show you how easy it is to build a web application with Go and the Gin …

Software Engineering

100 trips everyone should take in America

The US is known for its incredible variety of landscapes, cuisines, and cultures. From Broadway shows and spectacular restaurants in New York City to ancient adobe buildings in Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, there's something amazing to see in every state.<p>And while there are endless opportunities for …

Distributed Systems Are Hard

<i>This article is an extract from her forthcoming book “The Cloud Native Attitude”, which will be available from Container Solutions in October 2017.</i> …

Buy these seven shares to profit from driverless cars and artificial intelligence

The idea of investing in technology companies will, for many, bring back painful memories of the tech bubble bursting at the turn of the millennium.<p>Today, there is little of the mania of two decades ago. Technology firms are typically more expensive to buy than the wider market, but are now …

Investing

41 of Google's Toughest Interview Questions

The technology giant has a reputation for giving brain teasers to job candidates.<p>Google has a reputation for asking difficult brain-teaser questions that challenge how you act under pressure.<p>Most of them require you to think quantitatively and broadly, and test the way you tackle problems on the …

Employment

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Are You A Good Boss? Test Yourself With These 5 Questions

Think you’re good at managing people? Most managers, when asked, provide a glowing commentary of their stellar people management skills.<p>Yet research has demonstrated the opposite. A Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults revealed that 50% had left their job to get away from their manager to improve …

Employee Engagement

Richard Branson's 10-Step Plan for Achieving All Your Goals

Resolutions don't work, but this simple but powerful process just might.<p>You probably don't need science to tell you that most resolutions go down in flames shortly after the ball drops. Personal experience is enough to make that clear for most of us, but if you had any doubt, a raft of research can …

Richard Branson

Best Books of 2016 - MIT Technology Review

Jasanoff is a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government who methodically questions the “heedless rush” to embrace innovation. “Whose duty …

Books

My President Was Black

A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next<p><i>“They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”</i><p><i>— F. Scott Fitzgerald,</i> The Great Gatsby<p><b>I.</b><p>In the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration, he and his wife, …

Hillary Clinton

20 profoundly important things we learned from Winnie the Pooh

Almost everyone knows who the Winnie the Pooh is. But not everyone appreciates that this delightful bear is so much more than one of our children’s …

Winnie-the-Pooh

Leading like Madiba: Leadership lessons from Nelson Mandela

<i>As I recovered from the numbness that came with learning about the passing-on of Nelson Mandela, I thought of sharing an article (below) I wrote,</i> …

Leadership vs. Management

School leadership positions require a lot of energy. In a way, people in school leadership positions are expected to operate a lot like a battery, to …

Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2015

<b>Update:</b> 2017’s list of the best websites is here!<p>Every year I release a list of the best, most interesting blogs and websites I have encountered in …

How Startup Options (and Ownership) Works

One of the things that struck me most during our recent pieces on startup employee option plans is how things that impact the value of those options …

Best ETFs For Investors 2017

<i>Where do you get the best index ETFs? We have a formula that answers that question.</i><p>In 13 categories of investment, from big U.S. stocks to international bonds, this annual survey ranks the best buys in exchange-traded funds. The determining factor: cost of ownership.<p>Most of the $2.2 trillion …

Investing

11 DIY Projects To Turn Your House Into A Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn't happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only …

6 Must-Read Books Recommended by Top Leaders

To do what those who have come before you have done, read what they read.<p>Reading is the process wherein someone else's experiences, lessons learned, and ideas transfer themselves into your mind.<p>The benefits of reading--even just six minutes of it--have been statistically proven repeatedly over the …

Tim Cook, the interview: Running Apple 'is sort of a lonely job' | The Washington Post

Tim Cook, the interview: Running Apple ‘is sort of a lonely job’<p>Published on August 13, 2016<p>Apple’s CEO talks iPhones, AI, privacy, civil rights, missteps, China, taxes, Steve Jobs — and steers right past the car rumors<p>On a sleek white coffee table in Apple CEO Tim Cook’s fourth-floor office in …

To Build Great Products, Build This Strong, Scalable System First

As Co-VPs of Product at Reddit, Alex Le and Kavin Stewart manage a large team with multiple competing goals. Here's what they've learned about …

The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life

William Deresiewicz explains how an elite education can lead to a cycle of grandiosity and depression.<p>The former Yale English professor William Deresiewicz stirred up quite a storm earlier this month with his <i>New Republic</i> essay “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League”—a damning critique of the …

The Management Myth

Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead<p>During the seven years that I worked as a management consultant, I spent a lot of time trying to look older than I was. I …

Management

All LinkedIn with Nowhere to Go

In a jobs economy that has become something of a grim joke, nothing seems quite so bleak as the digital job seeker’s all-but-obligatory LinkedIn …

Thought Leadership

AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning: A Primer

<b>watch time: 45 minutes</b>“One person, in a literal garage, building a self-driving car.” That happened in 2015. Now to put that fact in context, compare …

The Cure For The Mid-Career Crisis

Most of us have seen it happen time and time again to family, friends, and colleagues -- corporate professionals in their early 50s being laid off. Too young to retire and too old to easily find another job at a commensurate level, pros over 50 can feel especially vulnerable, as many of us at this …

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