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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