Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Jan 2015 ]

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TECH

Apps x Apple Watch

Wearables aficionados, or early adopters thinking of getting to Apple Watch – here you can check how some of your favourite (or not) apps might look like!

VIDEO

Best of 2014 Mashup!
via Lotti Haxell

The most inspiring, funny and heartwarming content from the web that will make you want to jump out the window and say "yeah!"

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 Jan 2015 ]

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FONTS

Panton Family (free)

You can have two weights (light and black) of this lovely font for free. Or buy the whole family for just 29$. It's a real deal: 34 fonts including more than 800 icons!

PEOPLE

January no-sugar challenge

A dear friend of mine is doing a new-year resolution's challenge. Do you want to know what does it mean to live without any kind sugar for one month? Well, life is not that easy…

Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Jan 2015 ]

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Wow. Epic. (source)

JOBS

The career advice you probably didn’t get

You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before.

DESIGN THINKING

Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else

What is the "secret sauce" that Elon Musk – founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors, just to name a few – use to generate and validate new ideas?

Readings for Lunch — [ 12 Jan 2015 ]

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PSYCHOLOGY

Cognitive Lode

Beautifully designed interface that explains different behavioural economics & consumer psychology concepts (w/ lots of 'further reading' for people who can't get enough)

LANGUAGE

Cut to the Chase

Did you know…? Find out the real meaning behind 11 puzzling expressions that we use in our everyday lives!

Readings for Lunch — [ 09 Jan 2015 ]

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Just because…

INTERNET

It's just a matter of seconds

Via Daniele Esposti
Adding a leap second is more dangerous for the Internet than you might expect.

APPLICATIONS

The Psychology of a Billion-Dollar Enterprise App

Why is Slack, the application that someone thinks will replace the emails, so habit-forming?

Readings for Lunch — [ 08 Jan 2015 ]

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You have seen the "Walkie Talkie" in the City of London, right? You know there is a garden in the roof at the top, at about 150 meters? Maybe you don't know that you can book a free visit to it. Hurry up, tickets are going out like hell: http://skygarden.london/sky-garden

PROGRAMMING

JavaScript in 2015

Via Francesco Pighi
Is it going to be a whole new world, for this language? Will it change the nature itself of the web? Read this, and you'll know it.

FONTS

The top 10 most popular fonts of 2014!

A list of amazing fonts, to get inspiration from. To buy for your next project, or simply for your personal collection 🙂

Readings for Lunch — [ 12 Dec 2014 ]

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This is Margaret Hamilton, NASA lead software engineer, and this is the Apollo guidance program she wrote. (source)

GENDER BIAS

How to get more women to speak at conference?

In this post blog, Anna Shipman gives her point of view on why woman are under-represented in tech conferences. And how to fix this problem at the root.

STARTUP

How I raised $2m for my startup (+ 10 key takeaways)

How a Russian boy living and working in London became a serial entrepreneur (and investor on his own).

Readings for Lunch — [ 05 Dec 2014 ]

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"The 1845 depiction of a galaxy that inspired Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, from the altogether spectacular Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time – a 4,000-year visual history of mapping the universe and our place in it."
APPLE

An illustrated history of Mac OS X

Interesting to see the evolution & changes throughout the years!

KNOWLEDGE

The Digital Einstein

Princeton University have released full public access to 5,000 of Albert Einstein's work, including papers, letters & correspondence.