August 1, 2021
Dried Pasta and Garden Gnomes
I look at the weather, here, and think of the ancient viruses being thawed out in the permafrost, a thousand miles away, and this is basically the rest of my life now isn’t it. Always keep a cache of dried pasta and garden gnomes in the back room, you never know.
– Matt Webb, Welcome to the Entroposcene
Stewards of Complex Social Systems
The culture of risk aversion in gov leads to public servants viewing themselves as stewards of taxpayer dollars, responsible for accounting for
You need more slack than you expect
In general, you need more slack than you expect. Unless you have a lot of practice, your estimations of how long things will take or how difficult