It might sound surprising to a skeptical public, but culture was always a vital part of Goldman Sachs’s success. It revolved around teamwork, integrity, a spirit of humility, and always doing right by our clients. [...] I am sad to say that I look around today and see virtually no trace of the culture that made me love working for this firm for many years.
[...] It makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients off. Over the last 12 months I have seen five different managing directors refer to their own clients as “muppets,” sometimes over internal e-mail.
- Object exemplars
- ECMAScript 6 classes
- [2012-10-08] Brendan Eich: Harmony of Dreams Come True (blog post linking to video and slides)
- [2012-10-13] Yehuda Katz: ECMAScript 6 (video)
- [2012-10-22] Domenic Denicola: ES6 is Nigh (site linking to slides)
Dirk Haage pointed me to a nice visualization of daylight savings time. The visualization makes it obvious how we should change time – we should always have DST. I’d rather have slightly longer afternoons than early mornings. As a complementary measure, schools could start later. There is even evidence (page in German) that starting at 8 o’clock is too early for children (it certainly is for parents).