Links For February 22, 2014

People find new ways to memorialize those they’ve lost, whether it’s formation skiing (for Sarah Burke) or Github comments (for Jim Weirich).

Two forms of business leadership:

A Message From Ken Levine | Irrational Games

I am winding down Irrational Games as you know it. I’ll be starting a smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor at Take-Two. That is going to mean parting ways with all but about fifteen members of the Irrational team.

We Don’t Sell Saddles Here (Stewart Butterfield)

We are an exceptional software development team. But, we now also need be an excellent customer development team. That’s why, in the first section of this doc, I said “build a customer base” rather than “gain market share”: the nature of the task is different, and we will work together to understand, anticipate and better serve the people who trust us with their teams’ communications, one customer at a time. The answer to “Why?” is “because why the fuck else would you even want to be alive but to do things as well as you can?”. Now: let’s do this.

Phone Home, Astrodome: Inside America's Brave And Crumbling Stadiums

What Silicon Valley Might Look Like If All of Its Employees Actually Lived There

The Center for Land Use Interpretation