Yos Riady optimize for learning


Make it easy for people to do the right things; make it hard for people to do the wrong things.


“Never memorize something that you can look up.”


  • Microsoft has been launching interesting online services recently.
  • Old book illustrations is a great source of article thumbnails. Here are more.
  • Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition is out! Definitely pick it up if you haven’t.
  • While listening to another person but before making a point, it’s good to start by addressing common grounds before raising any opposing view. The other party may have a point but perhaps has overlooked something. Try to focus on evaluating the ideas. Remember, people are neither ‘smart’ nor ‘dumb’ - sometimes people just have underdeveloped ideas.
  • Technical debt is much more painful than expected. So don’t be afraid to get hands dirty and fix things as and when they come.
  • Vertical integration is key to building your startup’s ecosystem, which will be difficult for competitors to replicate.




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