Startup stories, specially of the big ubiquitous brands like Netflix it makes for a great read. Co-Founder and first CEO Marc Randolph wrote ‘That Will Never Work’ – the behind the scenes account beyond the popular legend that Reed Hastings founded Netflix after Blockbuster charged him a $40 late fee.
In my post last week I shared a study on how software companies are designing ways to circumvent laws that prohibit tracking of users without explicit permission. We all have encountered the permission popups that give you no options. I wanted to point you to this immensely well researched article on Dark Pattern Design by Natasha Lomas.
Steve Jobs was the Founder’s Founder and continuing my post earlier this week about Guy Kawasaki here is another article by him in Cnet from way back in 2011 where he writes about his learnings from Steve Jobs. Here goes (and I love the way he launches into the list with one you can practically imagine Jobs speaking out loud).
While we try to take more trains to help the environment and use that time to watch more videos on our streaming devices, we need to think.
My most recent encounter with Guy Kawasaki was at the Elevate festival at Toronto last September where he was the closing Key note. My first was in 2009 at the CES at Las Vegas and what you always come back after meeting or seeing him is the level of energy he brings to what ever he does and his fundamental enthusiasm to share.
In this very inspiring interview with Vlad Magdalin of Webflow where he talks about his story from a two member (with his brother) team, maxing out their credit card at the brink of bankruptcy to a multimillion dollar company with 150+ employees (WebFlow) he talks about taking principled decisions and that journey being squarely inspired by Bret Victor and his lecture ‘Inventing on Principle.’