Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week.
Responding to Feedback You Disagree With – “Receiving feedback well doesn’t mean you have to take the feedback. Being good at receiving feedback means just that: that you receive it. That you hear it. That you work to understand it. That you share your perspective on it. That you reflect on it. That you sit with it. That you look for that (even tiny) bit that might be right and of value. Then you get to decide whether or not to act on it.”
Here’s How I Complete My To-Do List Every Day – “I tried various methods over the course of the week and found that no one article I read had the exact advice I needed to finish my daily to-do lists like a pro. But by using advice from various experts, I came up with a to-do list workflow that works for me. By the end of the week, I was completing everything on my to-do list every day. And I did it by making four simple changes to the way I to-do’d.”
Twitter Lite and High Performance React Progressive Web Apps at Scale – “Creating a fast web application involves many cycles of measuring where time is wasted, understanding why it’s happening, and applying potential solutions. Unfortunately, there’s never just one quick fix. Performance is a continuous game of watching and measuring for areas to improve.”
Intel Disrupted: Why large companies find it difficult to innovate and what they can do about it – “In the 21st century it’s harder for large corporations to create disruptive breakthroughs. Disruptive innovations are coming from startups — Tesla for automobiles, Uber for taxis, Airbnb for hotel rentals, Netflix for video rentals and Facebook for media. What’s holding large companies back?”
New password guidelines say everything we thought about passwords is wrong – “Although NIST’s rules are not mandatory for nongovernmental organizations, they usually have a huge influence as many corporate security professionals use them as base standards and best practices when forming policies for their companies.”
I Joined Airbnb at 52, and Here’s What I Learned About Age, Wisdom, and the Tech Industry – “Wisdom is about pattern recognition. And the older you are, the more patterns you’ve seen. There’s an old saying I love: “When an elder dies, it’s like a library has burned down.” In the digital era, libraries — and elders — aren’t quite as popular as they used to be. But wisdom never grows old.”
7 Ways to Leverage Your Strengths as an Introverted Leader – “While extroverts may get more than their fair share of the conversation at that business meeting or networking event, the introverts among them can still make a strong impression. Being quiet doesn’t disqualify you from building customer trust, making a sale or being productive — in fact, it can be a big advantage.”