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This week: A take-down on business-driven engineering, an unusual technical interview, the balance in continuous improvement, the ultimate office perk.
Michael O. Church doesn’t mince words—“if Scrum were sold for what it is – a set of emergency measures that can’t be used to permanently improve productivity – then there would be far fewer buyers for it”
You’ve never seen a technical interview quite like this before. Aphyr/Kyle mixes mystical incantations with writing code and reminds us that sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology.
Fagner Brack discusses how progress and learning might affect each other and remain in tension on the quest for continuous improvement.
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Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.
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