Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Reading

07 Apr 2021, 21:38 p.m.

A Few Books Influencing Mine

I'm working on a forthcoming book on rejuvenating legacy open source systems. In addition to my bibliography of open source management books/courses, I'm grateful to a few management, teaching, and writing books that have influenced …

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24 Mar 2021, 16:57 p.m.

A Miscellaneous Reading List

A few days ago I submitted my nomination ballot for the Hugo Awards. In many years it's a bit hard for me to think of five excellent things to nominate in each work category. But …

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22 Feb 2021, 8:52 a.m.

Some Recent Reading

I have now submitted my book proposal to a few publishers and am attempting to take a little vacation (today's the last full day of it). It's not as safe as it was in September …

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12 Jan 2021, 10:09 a.m.

Compassion Heist

I just devoured All the Young Men, a memoir by Ruth Coker Burks with Kevin Carr O'Leary. In just a few years, in 1980s and 1990s Hot Springs, Arkansas, a young single mother became the …

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09 Nov 2020, 10:06 a.m.

Quite A Weekend

All the news networks and newspapers have analyzed the ballots counted so far and predicted that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the US Presidential election. We have so much work ahead, yes, but …

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03 Sep 2020, 11:48 a.m.

Making Groups, Leading Them, Treating Others Well

Some writing I've appreciated in the past year, on leadership, and on understanding others and treating them well: synecdochic's "dreamwidth as vindication of a few cherished theories": His decision to take energy away from his …

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27 Aug 2020, 16:53 p.m.

Very Brief Book Reviews

A few quick book reviews from 2017 that I never finished writing up. (Thanks, SimplyE, for making it easy for me to reserve and borrow New York Public Library ebooks and read them on my …

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21 Jun 2020, 7:58 a.m.

Quick Book Recommendations

A few timely book recommendations. To repeat my 2013 review of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson: SO GOOD. READ THIS. Ta-Nehisi Coates agrees with me. …

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30 May 2020, 7:30 a.m.

"That was not supposed to happen."

In December 2016 Lightspeed published "The Venus Effect" by Violet Allen. I wish I did not think of it so often; it is an amazing story but I think of it every time I learn …

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04 May 2020, 12:01 p.m.

"Yes, Minister", Chesterton's Fence, And Wasteful Caution

Just now I was in a pretty grumpy mood and it threatened to spiral further. I decided to give myself a break, got a snack and the rest of my morning tea, set a timer, …

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