Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week.
Three Lessons On Innovation I Learned During My 12 Years At Apple – “Companies can’t afford to stay stagnant, and that means getting better at recognizing and practicing innovation. We won’t drive the next revolution without it.”
The Loneliness of an Entrepreneur – “This showed up in my inbox the other day from a friend of 20 years. He’s been involved in a number of companies that we’ve invested in over the years in different senior and/or co-founder roles, including CEO. It was short and sweet but captured the essence of something I often talk about with founders.”
CSS Isn’t Black Magic – “We all like to make jokes about it, but how many of us have actually taken the time to try and understand the CSS we’re writing or reading. How many of us have actually reasonably debugged an issue to the next lowest abstraction layer when we hit a wall? Instead, we settle for the first StackOverflow answer, hacks, or we just let the issue go entirely.”
Lessons from my first year of live coding on Twitch – “If you’ve been wanting to get into live coding on Twitch, I encourage you to give it a try! I hope this post helped you if you have been wondering where to start.”
The Note-Taking Habits of Highly Successful People – “Want to know one common habit among successful people? They get things out of their head and down on paper (or some other note-taking device).”
Design Thinking: A Manual for Innovation – “What if there were a formula to create innovative products, experiences or services? I’m not talking about incremental improvements; I’m talking about disruptive innovation.”
URLs are UI – “So many folks spend time on their CSS and their UX/UI but still come up with URLs that are at best, comically long, and at worst, user hostile.”