Tag Archives: Work and Society

Do we want to see the world burn?

Introduction

What an attentive reader of contemporary books, printed periodicals and online media is bound to notice in the course of the years is a somewhat familiar set of recurring themes, accompanying an (usually, but not necessarily) unprecedented and dreadful kind of event or a political circumstance.

One of those recurring themes is the outlook towards a soon to come collapse of the economic system, financial markets, or other vital … read more

The Mastery Curve

Introduction

For apparent reasons, I have a great deal of time on my hands at the moment that I try to use pragmatically: improving my physique, reading books, learning a new language or an instrument from scratch.

Learning to play guitar was one project I pursued for some time in my early 20s, but I abandoned this hobby in favor of other activities and eventually for the time-consuming endeavor gaining … read more

Organizational gossip

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Motivation for gossip
  3. Targets of gossip
  4. Conclusion
  5. References

1. Introduction

A crucial trait of a competent engineer is his observation capability.

This is not necessarily confined to technical systems and non-living objects but covers human behavior as well.

As a matter of fact, you don’t do very well in your career if you aren’t capable of comprehending human psychology to some extent and aren’t a good … read more