Good Stuff I Read This Week – May 10 2015


Just a collection of some interesting/useful/informative stuff I stumbled upon this week!!

The Behavioral Revolution the internet has solved the “Information Problem”  you want to know how to do stuff – that information is available at the click of a button. Will solving the behavior problem be the next revolution. Very interesting and thought provoking article by David Kadavy. Another reason why inter-disciplinary education in Technology and Behavioral Sciences would be an awesome thing to have.

Quotable Quote: As we learn more about why people behave the way they do, the knowledge for a behavior revolution is being transferred from advertisers and big business to individual entrepreneurs. This transfer may create the economic force necessary to make a behavioral revolution possible.

The Twitter Fiction Festival The 2015 Twitter fiction Festival, a five day virtual writing contest held entirely on Twitter, is starting next week (May 11 to 15).What? Fiction on Twitter? For those who don’t know, it is the newest literary fad, writing stories using a single or a series of tweets. The fad is new, but the universally acknowledged best twitter fiction was written many years before the medium even existed – this master piece by Hemingway

For sale: baby shoes, never worn

The Value on (Financial) Controllers – Bean Counters? Necessary Evil or Strategic Partners?

The story of a Clean Real Estate Company in India its visionary founder and young CEO on Twitter. among other things, how a founder placed trust on a young talent and groomed him as his CEO.

To end this week’s post, this is amazing, like science fiction: “How to control someone else’s arm with your brain”


Good Stuff I Read this week – May 03 2015


Just a collection of some interesting/useful/informative stuff I stumbled upon this week!!

The Importance of Respect (Strategic Finance Magazine) – Cannot agree more with this article. Respecting your team members and colleagues is the more powerful and impactful than anything else you can do to be professionally successful.

Quotable Quote: Why is respect important? Because it is an essential qualification for a successful career and is sought after as you progress through various stages of leadership and responsibility. It’s something that you want to earn and something that you want to bestow.

Inside Automattic’s Remote Hiring Process – An inside view on the hiring process of the company with the most unique office set-up (100% remote).

Quotable Quote: A) never interview anyone that I’m not confident will make it to a trial, and B) never offer a trial to anyone who I’m not fairly confident will make it to a final interview.

Most Common Biases that effect business decision making

A very interesting case study on the struggles of a whistle-blower – Scary how difficult it is to fight big corporates. Immense respect for Tony for not giving up!!

Most productive ways to disagree across cultures – a very relevant read for anyone working in a cross cultural environment

On a lighter note, these 27 new words are insanely funny!!

Also, another fail from Microsoft –  they have this age guessing site, which is almost always wrong.

And to end this post: tech troubles in Marble Universe