Back to Work! 💼

Back to Work

It’s been a while! You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet lately, but we all need to recharge sometimes and summer is the perfect time to do it. I’ve been spending time reading things that really interest me and, believe it or not, they’re not directly related to UX. I wanted to do a share out with you of some of these books that were great.

In fact, I’ll make this even better.

Reply to this email and let me know which of the books you find most interesting along with your address and I’ll send one lucky winner a book!

Read about my summer reading

Also new on my blog:

Nikhil Sonnad on the banal evil of Facebook
The Bullshit Web

What I'm reading this week:

History of Finance Proves: Your “Gut” is Mostly Wrong
by Wealthsimple
"Emotions can be helpful. Like when your house is on fire — good time to panic! But they’re not useful in investing. Because emotions tend to make you panic at all the wrong times. When the market is riding high, people tend to want to buy more, increase their risk profile, and generally mistake a short-term fluctuation for having a “hot hand.” And when it goes down? SELL SELL SELL!"

How Goop’s Haters Made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Company Worth $250 Million
By Taffy Brodesser-Akner
"The students nodded studiously as she spoke about her clothing line and CPGs and “contextual commerce” and open rates and being “cash positive” and “radical wellness” and how she likes to hire “smart people with founder DNA” and working mothers: That bitch will get things done."

Care to share?

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Until next time, all the best