Almer S. Tigelaar

A Little Bit of Everything


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.


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.


The Dysfunctional Team II: Safety & Trust

Tension rise and grudges form in team phoenix as they need to start working together more closely and planning their project.


The Dysfunctional Team I: Introduction & The Kick-off

In this first post in a series that covers a fictional struggling software development team we meet the team as they kick-off a new project.


A History of Bugs and Resistance

We have used antibiotics for thousands of years, but mutations threaten their effectiveness. How did we get here and where should we go?


Compound Effects

Why do we have a poor intuition for processes that unfold non-linearly? How can we leverage compound effects in order to spiral ourselves upwards in terms of health, wealth and knowledge? Let’s explore. Physical World Many...



I was once took part in a class where the instructor performed an interesting experiment. He asked us all to close our eyes, and then raise our hands and open our eyes when each of us...



Waltz No. 10 (Chopin)

A recording of Waltz No. 10 in B minor, Op. 69 by Chopin. This is the first minute of this technically challenging piece.


The Machine Learning Myth

“I was recently at a demonstration of walking robots, and you know what? The organizers had spent a good deal of time preparing everything the day before. However, in the evening the cleaners had come to...