A particular piece of social science he explores is the idea that friendships are formed through repeated spontaneous interactions over time.
This model reinforces some design decisions [...]: if you want spontaneous interactions, that seemingly requires a more spatial chat model than a giant Discord server where everybody is always in the same chat rooms at the same time.
And so we’re left with what’s embedded inside the doubt, which is an invitation to grow our capacity to trust. Just as love and fear are cousins in the pocket of the heart, so doubt and trust are sisters in the soul. This means that when we walk through fear’s door we expand our capacity to love, and when we walk through doubt’s door we expand our capacity to trust.
Other Black and Brown folks were sharing with me their experiences as interns and contractors. How we were brought in the door with this promise of a meritocracy, and how it was slowly revealing itself as exploitation. An increase of a valuation price built on our backs.
I don't agree much with Amazon on how they handle personal data and interactions. By extension, I suppose I'd have vast disagreements with Anne Toth too, but I really appreciate reading a good-faith interview about the mindset they have.
Within the company, we keep a document that lists how much everyone is paid, along with their average working hours. This allows the team to have as much information as I do when making compensation decisions.
We also have an “anti-overtime” rate: past twenty hours a week, people can continue to work at an hourly rate of 50 percent.