Good reads: 24th May 2015

Google Ventures’ design process, holacracy, alternative economies and how to assess disruptive technologies in this roundup of the week’s interesting reads.

A people-based approach to product management

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.

How to start a startup

“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.

Why we need good news

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?

Good reads: 10th July 2014

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.

Inspiring talks about happiness

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.”