Have you read an something lately that made you stop and think?

Ryan Gilbert
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Each day we scroll past hundreds (maybe thousands?) of tweets, articles, etc and it's impossible to consume it all. Have you recently read something that you think others should make time for this week? Share below 😸


Ryan Gilbert
I started my week with this article from @davidhoang's newsletter Proof of Concept: https://davidhoang.substack.com/... It takes a thought-provoking look at when and why we should design with metaphors in mind for the end users. He even gives a little history on why the earliest iPhone apps tended to use skeuomorphic design (I had no idea)!
Thor Schroeder
I have been reading a lot of philosophy lately. This feels hyper relevant in our current world. Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. – Lao Tzu
Debajit Sarkar
Read this marketing psychology tip shared by the CEO of uSERP Jeremy Moser. "Nostalgia is a positive emotion based on affection for the past. Nostalgia can fuel effective ad campaigns by eliciting happy memories and building product / brand association with those feelings." https://twitter.com/jmoserr/stat...
Arun Pariyar
This one changed my thinking about people with accents ✌️ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/d...
Wiktoria Jaszcza
@arunpariyar True. When I worked abroad, girls and I often laughed at the differences in pronunciation and the meaning of similar-sounding words in our native languages. Sometimes it was extremely funny.
Dylan Merideth
Honestly, I read the lyrics to Kendrick's new album, it gave me pause for thought on several, several occasions
Matthew Ritchie
@dylan_merideth I'm excited to finally give that a spin this week. I was a big fan of Damn and heard this one is even more vulnerable and a big game-changer in his career and hip-hop as a whole.
Dylan Merideth
@matthew_ritchie its amazing to say the least, hit me back here with your thoughts and we can share:)
Sneha Saigal
I recently started reading Growth Hacking by Sean Ellis and I was so surprised and intrigued when I read about continuous product discovery done by many known companies. I never knew Instagram was called Burbn or that Pinterest started as Tote as a mobile commerce app or even that Groupon started as The Point - a fundraising site for causes and groups of all kinds! How cool! Really made me think about the importance of talking to customers and collecting data.
Matthew Ritchie
When Thich Nhat Hanh passed away, I borrowed his 1990 book 'Peace is Every Step' from the library. It's largely credited with kickstarting the mindfulness movement in North America. It's a short read with chapters that are two-to-three pages long. Read a few pages each day, go for a walk, and you'll see the world differently. His teachings feel especially relevant today.
How to put life on Easy Mode Common sense that we all need to be reminded of. Simplify and enjoy the process. That's what I needed to understand. And it's within my power. https://zenhabits.net/easy/
@mobilemediamania just read this article. It was a good read- Thanks for sharing
Scott Needham
Essentialism The power of habit
zon zin
I read this question and stopped to think if the extra 'an' was meant to be there to make me stop and think.
Goutham Bandaru
Yes, not just defining success but also defining how failure would look like and planning for a strategy that can help scale but definitely move away from failure. I am a founder bootstrapping my startup Founders' Book (https://foundersbook.co/) and this is a great insight for me to get the cash flow right.
Few things these past few days have made me think: 1. A list on how to go about effectively measuring/tracking your project: Have things been easier, more difficult, or just as expected?  What lessons have you learned so far that will help you moving forwards?  What changes do you need to make? What should you do more or less of to succeed? Are you on track to achieve your goal ( ideal weight, business income goal, mileage clocked)? What have the biggest challenges been so far in working towards your goal and what have you done to overcome them? What possible obstacles are coming up?  2. That Leonardo da Vinci wrote 13,000 pages of notes and drawings. << Taken from book 'Make Time'
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Recently, I read this quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes: "Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up." I found it to be a brilliant observation that made me think.
Daniel Baum
Considering the market uncertainty, this is something for sure worth reading. Written by a16z. Discusses the metrics that matter most in down markets, particularly Burn Multiple. https://future.a16z.com/framewor...
Sean Song
I watch a couple of video clips from XiaoHongShu ("little red book", which is the video version of Instagram in China), found that people using systematic tools for reading (stickers, pens and the way they read). So I started to learn from them. It is great to improve my reading. And I prefer read slow now than fast.
Nitin P
@ryangilbert Last Sunday, I read serial entrepreneur Andrew Gazdecki's - Getting Acquired How I built and sold my SaaS startup. He is the founder of Microacquire. The book documents the ups and downs of building his first startup really well. This includes a tiff with Apple on the way! Completely Netflix stuff and filled with real value for those wanting to start.
Saif Ullah Khalid
I read the quote from Jack Ma: "Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine." I found it quite motivational.