Four short links: 20 September 2016
Aligning Incentives, Git Recovery, Google's Public Service, and Quadruped Robots
- Lessons on Comp Structures from Wells-Fargo — employees were evaluated for continuing employment by supervisors on cross-selling. Yet, they did not receive the same financial incentives to make such cross-selling. Branch managers and supervisors could receive bonuses of up to $10,000 per month for meeting cross-selling quotas when employees who hit their monthly quotas received, in addition to continued employment, $25 gift cards.
- Oh Shit, Git! — recovering from common mistakes made with git. Caution: contains even more swearing than you’ve already read.
- Inside Jigsaw (Wired) — Jigsaw is Google’s moonshot not to advance the best possibilities of the Internet but to fix the worst of it: surveillance, extremist indoctrination, censorship.
- Minitaur: An Affordable Quadruped Robot (IEEE) — ok, not affordable YET, but the $10K current price could be as low as $1,500 if manufactured at scale.