Good reads: 24th May 2015

"Orman" By Karduelis (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

How-to Build a Personal Ecosystem From Scratch

Synergy with the partners within the ecosystem will allow you to not only achieve the current goals, but also in a long run create a perpetual motion machine of ideas, projects and positive energy.
Bookmarked on 24 May 2015 11:48 am

How to Assess Disruptive Technologies

Why is it that companies invest aggressively—and successfully—in the technologies necessary to retain their current customers but then fail to make certain other technological investments that customers of the future will demand?
Bookmarked on 24 May 2015 11:46 am

An economic system that supports people and planet is still possible

No new vision arose from the ashes after the financial crisis exposed the failings of today’s economic system, but while the task is daunting it’s still within reach.
Bookmarked on 24 May 2015 11:42 am

Building A Better Version Of Capitalism Is A Massive Startup Opportunity

Capitalism has taken a real bashing over the last few years, is in deep trouble as a concept, assailed from all sides. Where we’re aiming to get to is a good version of business, a good better version of capitalism.
Bookmarked on 24 May 2015 10:31 am

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

The team at Google Ventures (GV) teaches a process to design a better user experience, faster. Core to the process is preparation, rapid idea generation and democratic consolidation.
Bookmarked on 24 May 2015 10:29 am

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh: Adopt Holacracy Or Leave

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has sent his employees a memo, offering his employees an ultimatum: adopt Holacracy or quit.
Bookmarked on 24 May 2015 11:43 am

A people-based approach to product management

Product management is an important part of the human-centred design process, as promoted by the UK Government Digital Service, amongst others. It 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.

We’re often told to consider the following when it comes to creating products:

  • experience
  • engagement
  • emotion

However, we also need to have empathy with the people who will buy, use, and experience your products or services.

This is crucial to creating products people love.

Watch Jon Kolko, author of “Well-Designed,” talk about how an end to end process that uses empathy to create products that seem as though they have a personality, or even a soul and which providing deep, meaningful engagement to people that use those products or services.

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