Tim Chevalier talks about the collision of values within the programming industry and the meaning and measurement of intelligence, using programming to satisfy emotional needs and form identity, and merit and identity as a zero-sum game.
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01:10 – Tim’s Superpower: Keeping Himself From Laughing / Improv
04:19 – Tim’s Journey as a Programmer
09:12 – The Collision of Values Within the Programming Industry and The Meaning and Measurement of “Intelligence”
22:39 – Using Programming to Satisfy Emotional Needs and Form Identity
37:30 – Merit and Identity as a Zero-Sum Game
40:49 – The Struggle of Giving Up / Embracing Labels
49:34 – Collectively Creating an Emotionally Healthy Atmosphere Within the Software Industry
Coraline: What are the countervalues that go against meritocracy?
Jessica: Read Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse.
John: The emotional need for people to belong to various groups and things we can do to help people get into healthier spaces.
Tim: Listen to Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen. Also, how to talk about the inner struggle people have to belong in a positive way.
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