Five for Friday – May 4, 2018

It’s Star Wars Day! Here’s what I found interesting this week.

  • Quote I’m pondering (or quote within a quote, as it’s the authors of The Coaching Habit who are quoting Bernard Shaw):
    “Bernard Shaw put it succinctly when he said, “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
  • Book I’m reading now: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
  • I’m big on learning from failure – but I found this article on Blind Spots in Learning and Inference has a lot of interesting points on blind spots often made when looking at failures (focusing on two widely famous failures).
  • Are you kidding me? More CPU Flaws?
  • I taught a workshop earlier this week on web testing tools. We spent a chunk of time on Postman, but I wanted to give credit to Danny Dainton, as I borrowed from (and referenced) his github repository on All Things Postman. Thanks Danny.


  1. I read a few pages from the book “Why we sleep” so far. I will continue reading it this weekend.

    There is an interesting study of “Sleep cadence in people of different age groups” context in the book “When” by “Daniel Pink”. Try to get hold of this book when you get a chance. I might like it, for the fact that, the book is based on the surveys and data from numerous sources, for the most part. . I made some high level notes after reading this book –

    1. I was a release day reader of When, and definitely see some parallels in Why We Sleep (but obviously WWS goes quite a bit deeper).

      But looks like we share a reading list 🙂

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