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๐ŸŽ† State of Work: Resources to Start an Awesome 2017


Robin Papa: State of Work

January 5 · Issue #3 · View online

This weekly newsletter presents you with articles on the modern mix of business and technology.

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๐Ÿ“‹ This issue: resources to start 2017 in an awesome way!
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Market Insights
๐Ÿš› Uber will start focusing on logistics with its new service: Uber Freight. The interesting part? Uber acquired self-driving trucks startup Otto last August for ~$680 million.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ The White House is thinking about the impact artificial intelligence will have on the American workforce. Their conclusion: embrace it.
Career & Personal Development
๐Ÿ’ก In the previous issue, I shared Alex Vermeerโ€™s 8760 hours guide for planning a new year. His page on life hacking has even more valuable resources.
๐Ÿค“ย 52 Key Learnings in 52 weeks of 2016. My favorite one: โ€œif you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.โ€
๐Ÿ“ˆย What if you were living 2017 based on what you intend to do in 1, 3 and 5 years from now? Be like J.K. Rowling and write your plans with the future in mind.ย 
๐Ÿ’ป What should a front-end developer learn in 2017? Writing readable code, improvingย soft skills and usingย functional programming concepts.
โœ๏ธ A few days ago, one designer asked some other designers: what are your goals for 2017? The result: an overview of personal projects.
๐Ÿขย How to build a brand from nothing? One of the key insights:ย People often overvalue brand substance and undervalue brand repetition.
Notable Products
๐Ÿš€ The Next Web gathered the best Chrome plugins to boost your productivity.ย 
๐Ÿ’ป For the programmers: a list of notable open source projects, categorized by programming language.
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