Week 2345

This week made me feel better about going in-house. Most of it was spent in a “boot camp” series of workshops that are part of the early, strategic side of an organization redesign with fairly large scope. It took me longer than it should have to assert my own goals, but I was able to. Most importantly, this time was spent with colleagues I didn’t yet know who are largely competent, professional, and surprisingly willing to set aside their own political needs.

4 Notes

This is a good overview of Brexit from this side of the channel: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/11/business/brexit-economy-europe-britain-netherlands.html

Lotta Crok is working hard to make Amsterdam even nicer. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/feb/12/roll-model-meet-amsterdams-nine-year-old-junior-cycle-mayor

This is the serious shade that the world of psychology needs if it’s going to advance: https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/02/the-replication-crisis-may-also-be-a-theory-crisis/

Given emerging rumors that smartphone sales are broadly slowing, Gruber’s earlier nail biting about the economy derseves some consideration: https://daringfireball.net/2019/01/the_r_word