Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.
20 Years Later, the Y2K Bug Seems Like a Joke—Because Those Behind the Scenes Took It Seriously – A look back at the preparations that went into ensuring our software systems correctly handled the new year.
The Right Way to Form New Habits – With the new year brings the desire to improve ourselves. In this interview, entrepreneur and author James Clear shares how we should go about forming new habits (and breaking old ones).
Real Mentorship Starts with Company Culture, Not Formal Programs – Developing talent should be more than just a program. Mentoring should be a mindset across the entire organization. The idea behind “Mentors-of-the-moment” is to help promote a culture where members of the organization seek daily opportunities to develop or grow junior colleagues and peers.
Apollo Flight Controller 101: Every console explained – A fascinating look at the layout and function of each console in the Apollo Mission Control room.
Top websites keep letting people use weak passwords like 111111, and it’s a major security risk – A look at how many top websites must begin enforcing stronger password requirements.
How Timeboxing Works and Why It Will Make You More Productive – Looking for a way to be more productive in the new year? Take a look at calendarized time boxing.
When Individuals Are More Innovative Than Teams – Some research shows that the solution being invented can determine whether team outcomes will be superior to those of lone inventors. But don’t let the title fool you: collaboration is still key.