What I'm Reading Right Now

The book I'm most excited about at the moment is Jo Walton's Necessity. It's the third in a series about the lessons that gods and humans can learn from each other. I tore through the first two books and will be a little sad to reach the end of this one!

Small Thoughts
The Ringelmann Effect And Personal Contribution

I've been thinking a bit about Tobias van Schneider's article on the Ringelmann Effect. Basically, it describes a phenomenon where individual productivity tends to decrease as group size increases.

I think this might partially explain why the early days of startups have such an amazing learning curve and sense of personal contribution. If you don't pull on that rope, your idea literally won't go anywhere. Or, as my friend Tyler Wanlass put it, "Make it happen. No one is going to do it for you."

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