A Little Bit of Everything
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The Dysfunctional Team VII: Epilogue & Conclusion
In this concluding reflective part we take a look at the final breaths of the team, as well as a more in-depth treatment of the theory underpinning the series of articles.
The Dysfunctional Team VI: Results
The team starts to miss another deadline. There seems to be little left a common spirit. More people start to balance what they put in versus what they get out.
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The Dysfunctional Team V: Accountability
As the situation in the team fails to improve, poor behavior amplifies and people start to disengage and draw their own conclusions.
The Dysfunctional Team IV: Commitment
The youngest team member, who is already having a hard time, is caught in the crossfire of two senior colleagues. The team has a hard time finding common ground amidst all the ambiguity.
The Dysfunctional Team III: Conflict
As the team grows further apart things start to boil under the surface, conflict is avoided and artificial harmony ensues.
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The Machine Learning Myth
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Dietro Casa (Einaudi)
A recording of Dietro Casa, the moving song by Ludovico Einaudi.
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Social Networking Services – Part II: Usage
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A History of Bugs and Resistance
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