Omar Fernandez

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Omar Fernandez

279 days ago

Another way I'd think about this, is not that genes have a "want to stay immortal", but only those genes that encode information that lead to them lasting are the ones that survive. So the better the gene encodes for its immortality/longevity, the longer it will be around, and in the more number of living organisms it will be manifested.

Genes are like gravity—they don’t care. They want to stay immortal, and they’ll pursue that goal as relentlessly as gravity fuses atoms inside stars.

The Great Battle of Fire and Light

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Omar Fernandez

280 days ago

Fast leads to bad decisions, which lead us to having to make many more fast (and bad) decisions. Slow down to break the cycle.

One consequence of fast is that we make poor decision after poor decision. Those decisions don’t go away never to be seen again. It’s not like we make a bad decision and we’re done with it. No, the consequences are much worse. Poor decisions eat time. They come back to haunt you. They create issue after issue. They feed into the perpetual motion machine of busyness. And in a culture where people wear busyness as a badge of honor bad decisions actually lead us to think that we’re doing more.

In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

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Omar Fernandez

280 days ago

In this media-drenched, data-rich, channel-surfing, computer-gaming age, we have lost the art of doing nothing, of shutting out the background noise and distractions, of slowing down and simply being alone with our thoughts. Boredom— the word itself hardly existed 150 years ago— is a modern invention. Remove all stimulation, and we fidget, panic and look for something, anything, to do to make use of the time. When did you last see someone just gazing out the window on a train? Everyone is too busy reading the paper, playing video games, listening to iPods, working on the laptop, yammering into mobile phones.

In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

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Omar Fernandez

280 days ago

Being often distracted, whether willfully or not, has contributed to our lack of real understanding.

We’re expected to have an opinion about everything and yet our time to think is near zero. We hold more opinions than ever but have less understanding. We don’t even understand ourselves. How could it be otherwise?

In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

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Omar Fernandez

289 days ago

It's important to evaluate our decisions objectively, not biased by hindsight.

Creating a Decision Journal: Template And Example Included

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Omar Fernandez

745 days ago

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

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Omar Fernandez

745 days ago

We should be fighting for opportunities for other people’s children as if the future of our own children depended on it. It probably does.

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

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Omar Fernandez

746 days ago

So many gems in this article.

It is the brick-and-mortar version of the Gatsby Curve. The traditional story of economic growth in America has been one of arriving, building, inviting friends, and building some more. The story we’re writing looks more like one of slamming doors shut behind us and slowly suffocating under a mass of commercial-grade kitchen appliances.

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

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Omar Fernandez

906 days ago

The Stoic’s guide to time

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Omar Fernandez

916 days ago

They Burn Witches Here

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Omar Fernandez

920 days ago

Make Product Decisions Without Doubt — My Lessons from Twitter and Slack

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Omar Fernandez

925 days ago

What is the main problem this product is solving?

Who are the people we are solving this problem for?

What is the emotion/feeling that we want our product to create or evoke?

Is this particular implementation aligned with the problem we're solving for?

Is this the product/feature most likely to successfully solve that problem?

Facebook's VP of Product on Mastering Focus and Intentional Work

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Omar Fernandez

952 days ago

How reading rewires your brain for higher intelligence and empathy

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Omar Fernandez

1028 days ago

Read the article for the details, but in essence, there's no gender explanation as to the lack of women representation in Computer Science.

The gold standard is a meta-analysis: a study of studies, correcting for biases in particular samples and measures. Here’s what meta-analyses tell us about gender differences:

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Omar Fernandez

1029 days ago

China wants to be the AI leader by 2030, which is quite feasible given their willingness to take risk (e.g., less data protection issues to consider) and the massive data generated by its 1.4B citizens.

China and the US are battling to become the world’s first AI superpower

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Omar Fernandez

1029 days ago

"Let’s hope someone can make it work, because I’d love to live in a Hyperloop future where I can head to work in New York in the morning, zip out around noon to have a 12:45 lunch with my dad in Boston, finish up the work day in New York, catch an 8pm baseball game in DC, and be in my bed in New York by midnight."

The Deal With the Hyperloop

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Omar Fernandez

1029 days ago

a new way to think of the time left in your life.

The Tail End

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Omar Fernandez

1039 days ago

The Real Reason We Don’t Build in Palo Alto (or Any High Cost Part of California)

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Omar Fernandez

1039 days ago

In a society focused on meritocratic, materialistic success, many well-off Americans from across the political spectrum scorn the white working class in particular for holding onto religious superstitions and politically incorrect views, and pity them for working lousy jobs at dollar stores and fast-food restaurants that the better-off rarely set foot in. And when other sources of meaning are hard to come by, those who struggle in the modern economy can lose their sense of self-worth.

The Spiritual Crisis of the Modern Economy

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Omar Fernandez

1039 days ago

How we took AppDynamics from $100M to $3.7B in 4 ½ years

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Omar Fernandez

1040 days ago

A People Ops Veteran on Navigating the Gnarliest Conversations

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Omar Fernandez

1040 days ago

The real reasons the U.S. became less racist toward Asian Americans

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Omar Fernandez

1063 days ago

On Receiving (and Truly Hearing) Radical Candor

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Omar Fernandez

1063 days ago

My Management Lessons from Three Failed Startups, Google, Apple, Dropbox, and Twitter

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Omar Fernandez

1072 days ago

Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google And Twitter To Start Health Care Companies

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Omar Fernandez

1072 days ago

How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

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Omar Fernandez

1073 days ago

How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars

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Omar Fernandez

1078 days ago

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

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Omar Fernandez

1078 days ago

How to retire in your 30s: save most of your money and rethink your core values

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Omar Fernandez

1078 days ago

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

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Omar Fernandez

1107 days ago

Why quit consulting to join a startup

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Omar Fernandez

1111 days ago

"Our normal impulse is to see misfortune, loss, death, and the choices of others as primary concerns, since they can significantly affect our lives. But this is where the Stoics deviate from our natural inclinations. They offer a bold new take: a thing doesn’t automatically become your concern just because it might affect you."

The Only Thing You Need to Get Good At

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Omar Fernandez

1114 days ago

Startups won’t build your career on your behalf. You must.

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Omar Fernandez

1142 days ago

The Only Thing You Need to Get Good At

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Omar Fernandez

1149 days ago

Warning: This Is Not Your Grandfather’s Talent Planning

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Omar Fernandez

1150 days ago

How to Design Meetings Your Team Will Want to Attend

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Omar Fernandez

1151 days ago

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

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