Weekend Shares 2

This week’s links:

Entrepreneurship
How To Start A Startup – I’ve been listening to this audio version of the YC / Stanford class, really good for those commutes

Design
How I Work with Color – I always find it interesting to learn other people’s processes

Startups
Hound – I heard about this voice search app at Mobile UX London yesterday, looks awesome but the beta is only available in the US and on Android

Must Read
What ISIS Really Wants – A long but worthwhile read

Must Read
A Baby Dies at Day Care, and a Mother Asks Why She Had to Leave Him So Soon – This story makes my heart hurt, parental leave policies need to change in the US

Weekend Shares 1

Five interesting links that I came across over the past week:

Must Read
Living and Dying on Airbnb – Devastating story.

Parenthood
To the Weary Mom of Little Ones – Good read for those with little ones.

UX
Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort – Make forms less painful than they have to be, especially on mobile.

Typography
Use Smart Quotes – Smart quotes…how did I not know about this?

Startups
what3words – A universal addressing system that uses a unique combination of 3 words to identify a 3mx3m square, anywhere on the planet.

Great people do things before they’re ready

“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that – that is what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.” —Amy Poehler