Google Ventures’ design process, holacracy, alternative economies and how to assess disruptive technologies in this roundup of the week’s interesting reads.
Product management can be focussed on the external market or on the internal technology. However, there’s currently a shifting focus towards an empathetic, people-based approach.
Deciding on themes to write about. Currently considering business, social enteprise and social justice.
“How to start a startup” is a free online course offered by Stanford, featuring speakers such as Sam Altman from Y Combinator and a range of other successful entrepreneurs.
We’re constantly exposed to negative news stories and it’s affecting our health and society. What if our news was less emotive and more balanced?
Denmark is often listed as the happiest country on the planet and its workplaces are amongst the happiest places.
Articles about why we should change the way we think about changing the world and how to save the co-operative movement in light of The Co-operative’s annus horribilis.
Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?” Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of “flow.”
Recommended reading for entrepreneurs on finding your work passions, harsh truths that will make you a better person and the dangers of brainstorming from a “blank slate.” Plus some bonus reads for charities on increasing donations.