Why anti-harassment policies fail. Grok Trump’s tweets to learn how to fix them.

tl:dr; Anti-harassment rules/‘code of conducts’ are useless and maybe even harmful. Learn to use effective persuasion to help stop harassment: Change ineffective and negative DON’Ts to positive “DO’s”. For those who don’t know,…

Why software engineers don’t get jobs: Four horror stories

tl;dr; Recruiting is messier than you think. I tell three stories where great engineers were rejected for reasons that had nothing to do with their engineering performance or cultural-fit. coderfit.com is a technical recruitment agency…

Switzerland: How buying real-estate can kill you financially and two reasons to go for stocks instead

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tl;dr Houses are bad investments due to foreign millionaires inflating real-estate for the rest of us. Stocks are better: There is zero tax on capital gain and an interesting estate tax treaty with the US, so one can buy cheap ETFs. Almost…

Compassion — An efficient alternative to rigid Code of Conducts

tl:dr; I suggest “compassion” and recurse.com’s “Social User’s Manual” as a viable alternative to rigid “code of conducts”. “Modern” code of conducts (CoCs) are based on so called “speech codes” at Stanford ~30 years…