In The Wake Of Kobe Bryant’s Death, Kendrick Perkins Apologized To Kevin Durant

Remember when former teammates, Kendrick Perkins and Kevin Durant had a Twitter beef earlier this month, after Perkins criticized Durant for leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors calling it ‘the weakest move in NBA History’?!

Kobe Bryant’s tragic death now caused Perkins to reach out to Durant and offer an honest apology. Tragedies like this make us stop and think about life, and how it can all be over within a second. There is no time for stupid feuds, especially with people who are close to you. Respect to Perk for this grown man move.

“Just wanted to tell you I Love you my brother and whatever I did to hurt you I’m sorry bro and hope you forgive me!!! I love you bro real Talk!”

苦大仇深的人,最易成功

http://www.themindset101.com/article.php?id=40306

前阿里CEO 衛哲說過一句話:

創業要招那些苦大仇深的人。

為什麼會這麼說?

衛哲在阿里的時候,大家都知道在阿里有一個中供鐵軍,這是一支強大的地推隊伍,這支隊伍怎麼起來的?其實跟苦大仇深這四個字有著很大的關係。

那時的阿里,包括剛進入到大家視野的互聯網,大家基本上對這個沒概念,你想想在這種情況下,去打造一支地推隊伍,讓商家入駐到阿里巴巴平台,可能嗎?

想必大家也都看過早期馬雲推銷中國黃頁的時候,被認為是傳銷,他在北京回去的路上,側臉望向車窗外說了一句:

再過幾年,北京就不會這麼對我;再過幾年,你們都知道我是乾什麼的。

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一位老僧說:心術不正的人,往往有這三個特徵,要敬而遠之

http://www.thevalue101.com/article.php?id=39970

俗話說:活到老學到老,在做人、識人這方面,我們永遠有學不完的東西,人生也就像是一本錯題本,需要我們不斷的記錄自己的錯誤,糾正錯誤,然後才能成就自己,這個過程可能很枯燥漫長,但是卻值得我們每個人去踐行。

這個世界上,我們會接觸很多人,形形色色,有的真誠,有的虛偽,有的至死不渝,也有的忘恩負義,面對繁雜的世界,我們只保持自己有一顆良善的本心是不夠的;

俗話說:防人之心不可無。面對一些“心術不正”的人,我們要能夠識別出,才能消災減禍;

所以,有一位老僧說:“心術不正”的人,往往有這三個特徵,要敬而遠之;

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Become a mature developer, not a senior developer

https://dev.to/d_ir/become-a-mature-developer-not-a-senior-developer-1hbp

I first read about the notion of a mature developer in the blog post On Being a Senior Engineer by John Allspaw, way back in 2012. A lifetime in the tech industry, but this simple idea has stuck with me and hasn’t been bettered.

The thrust of this post is that being a mature engineer (or developer) should be valued much more highly than being a senior engineer.

You should really take the time to read that post—I’m not going to try to repeat it here as it’s long and detailed and worth reading multiple times.

What follows is just some random, less relevant information from my own life.

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To neutralise populism, give people more control

Robin Varghese and Sarah Pray in The Economist:

Robin Varghese

People who have lost their jobs lose not only an income but also a sense of place, of purpose and of solidarity. Community dislocation, absence of social belonging, loss of identity, lack of political control and self-determination—these things are extremely hard to measure in dollars and cents or pounds and pence.

Responding to this is urgent. Unless people get a more substantial voice and sense of agency over their lives, it is hard to see how the backlash against global trade can be quelled, and that threatens the global economy and democratic institutions.

So how might confidence and agency be restored to those facing the sharp end of globalisation? Our work at the Open Society Foundations (OSF) sheds light on how giving people a “path to participation” can help tamp the anxiety that drives people to embrace protectionism and populism. We have looked specifically at three contentious areas: refugee settlement, worker participation and trade policy.

More here.