Top pick I haven’t read? The Escape Artist: Life from the Saddle by Matt Seaton. “An autobiographical tale about one man’s obsession with amateur bike-racing: fine-tuning the machine, shaving the legs, the physical and emotional fellowship of riding with friends, the early-morning training rides, the etiquette of the peloton and the suffering are all here.”
Building an enduring, multi-billion dollar consumer technology company is hard. As an investor, knowing which startups have the potential to be massive and long-lasting is also hard. From both perspectives, identifying companies with this potential is a combination of “art” and “science” — the art is understanding how products work, and the science is knowing how to measure it.
Ever been inspired by a Creative Mornings talk? Every month, organizers volunteer their time and energy to put on a free talk for creative communities in 137 cities (and counting) around the world. Help them bring these people together to make your local events even better! I’ve been to CMs in 7 cities and though I’ve sucked about attending recently, supporting this initiative is a no brainer!
Bonus 4th link in this section! James’ “A Preamble to Your Success” is really cool. He believes it is vitally important to let new employees know the kind of people you expect them to be. Man, this is good!
Our desire to defend our stance in negotiations is a natural habit, but one that we need to avoid to get things done and maintain good relationships. Spoiler Alert: “The first step of the process is to separate the people from the problem.”
Only two of seven Berlin Bike Shows under my belt & this annual highlight of Berlin Bicycle Week has got me feelin’ some type of way; still a week later. Justifying a several day trip to a trade show is so much more than just browsing exhibitor stands in foreign lands. But what exactly makes everyone say wow about the Berliner Fahrradschau? For me, I boiled it down to seven main reasons…