I hope you enjoy this week’s GWJ round up. If you like what you read, please share it with your friends. You can find last week’s round up here.
It’s hard to prevent yourself from falling into a bubble. We’re hardwired to cooperate so it’s only natural we have a predilection for bubbles.
This is a hack I use to rapidly refocus myself to be more effective in work and life.
As companies grow larger, there’s an obsession to prevent risk instead of taking on the risk that is necessary to grow the company and evolve. What can you do to prevent this from happening to your organization?
From The Blog Vault:
Book Of The Week:
Main Take Away:
I came across this book because Tam Pham left it at my house. One night I thought I would read a few pages…well 30 pages later I was hooked. I was fascinated to learn about the people obsessed with the toys, but even more so with the people who created the toys. Let me leave you with a snippet from the book:
When stores placed limits on the number of Beanies each family could buy, Robison [the collector] instructed his kids to pretend they didn’t know him. During the second McDonald’s giveaway, a friend threw up in their car after eating too many Happy meals as the family bought them by the dozen…
Robison spent more than $100,000 on Beanie Babies at a time when he was not working steadily.
What I’m tinkering with:
The pocket app. The app allows you to store articles from the web from your desktop, laptop, mobile, or tablet. Pocket can sort your articles based on length so you can pick an article that fits into your reading schedule. After you save enough articles on pocket it will start suggesting articles for you based on your reading history. My favorite feature is the Text-To-Speech feature, now you can listen to your articles while working out or driving.
If you have any articles or apps I should check out, please share them with me.