Ridiculously short deadlines, maintaining features that nobody is using, chasing after the shiniest new tech instead of the battle-tested languages, libraries and frameworks that your team specializes in, etc. Anyone that has been in tech long enough may have witnessed these or similar irrational behaviors.
This behavior can hold us back from solving important problems that are facing us today. It may be causing talented, experienced people to leave the community and preventing new people from joining. According to behavioral sciences it may also be predictable.
Wouldn't it be great if we could recognize predictable irrationality in our own environment? Moreover, what if we could come up with some hacks that could prevent (or at least mitigate) it?
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