Big law firm hours explained – competing interests

By rickColosimo / January 6, 2008 / Comments Off on Big law firm hours explained – competing interests

This is the second in our series of three posts relating to the idea that long hours, substantially over 40 hours per week, lead to reduced cognitive function and poor performance, most notably lower productivity per unit of time. Our first post reframed and rehashed these arguments in the context of the medical profession, notably…

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Fatigue – Doctors Would Know Better With More Rest

By rickColosimo / January 5, 2008 /

The IGDA is the International Game Developers Association, which includes all those people who create videogames, from programmers to testers to artists and many, many more. The linked article is a quasi-response to another post in which someone said to be the spouse of an Electronic Arts employee said that programmers were working mandatory 87.5…

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Eisenhower Quote on Planning

By rickColosimo / January 3, 2008 / Comments Off on Eisenhower Quote on Planning

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” We use this phrase a lot in two contexts: first, we freely admit, and accept, that our plans may not work out as expected, which is a risk. We then discuss how we manage that risk by a thorough…

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GiveWell fiasco — what’s different?

By rickColosimo / January 3, 2008 / Comments Off on GiveWell fiasco — what’s different?

Well, the time to start an organization related to “charity ratings” in any way: not right now. GiveWell, mentioned in an earlier post, has admitted to astroturfing charges. (Astroturfing is when you pretend that there’s a grassroots supporters of your business or cause. Basically, one of the founders asked questions under a fake name and…

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