Weekend Shares 12

Has it really been a month since my last Weekend Shares? Time sure flies by when you’re having fun…or not! I’ve been hit by a nasty virus which has been making the rounds in my family, and doing multiple victory laps. I’m still recovering, but hopefully will be well again soon. In the meantime, I have moved on from my agency job to go freelance and to spend more time on Gather. I also managed to visit Seville for a few days which I will post about next time.

Product Design
Reactions: Not everything in life is Likable – A deep dive into the design process behind the reactions launch on Facebook by Geoff Teehan.

Startups
Polymail – I started using Polymail a few weeks ago and it has already become the default email client on my laptop and mobile. I am loving the email tracking, read later and one-tap unsubscribe features.

Life Learnings
Telling a good story is everything and 25 other lessons I learned as GM of Vine – Some great advice, especially on leading a team and management: Appreciation is your best tool for getting people motivated and bringing the best version of themselves. and Having and telling a compelling story is the most important thing you do as a leader. Also Make sure you’re doing the maximally impactful thing at all times.

Design Inspiration
Printed By Somerset – Website for a printer company, very different. I like it!

Quotables
No more yes. It’s either HELL YEAH! or no – An oldie but goodie from Derek Sivers. Hell yes or no. Stop saying yes to things you feel lukewarm about or feel obliged to do. This way you leave space in your life so when something amazing comes along, you can say hell yeah!