Best of Guide – Highlights of Our Popular Content

We cherry pick the top 5 most popular posts of various topics we’ve covered in recent months. 5 Things Toxic to Scalability We use a broad brush to highlight the biggest no-nos in web application scalability. 5 Ways to Boost Scalability for MySQL We dig into scalability, steering to the richest areas to focus on. …

Thank You for Arguing – Persuasion for fun and profit

Join 10,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I first read about Heinrichs in a Bloomberg Businessweek piece on him. He’s quite a character, with high profile clients like Ogilvy & Mather and the Pentagon. Struck by some of his ideas, I decided to pickup Thank You for Arguing. Related: AirBNB Didn’t Have …

Book Review – Help! by Oliver Burkeman

Help! How To Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done I’ve long overcome that sheepish feeling when browsing the Self-help section at the bookstore. Sure, How to Make Friends and Influence People or the Seven Steps to World Domination in your bookcase aren’t exactly the sort of titles to suggest a deep intellect but …