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Linkness. What we’ve been reading | August 16, 2013

by Nextness published August 16, 2013 posted in Linkness

Work for Kenzo by Maurizio Cattelan, Micol Talso and Pierpaolo Ferrari of TOILETPAPER via Ad Teachings. Welcome to a new edition of Linkness!

If you only read one thing.

  • Seven tips for shifting a mindset in your organization | HBR


  • The crime of Ownerism | campaignliveblog
  • How Medium is building a new kind of company with no managers | First Round Capital
  • Do you need to a hire a “developer evangelist”? | The Next Web
  • What’s my motivation? One of two states tends to dominate the way we think: a promotion focus or a prevention focus. We need to be aware of these motivating forces if we’re to be successful influencers | Strategy + business


  • The Picasso Effect: having an exceptional idea isn’t enough; if it is to catch fire, the market conditions have to be right | Ian Leslie

Data and technology.

  • Revisiting: Will big data change the 2013 election? | The Drum
  • Project Loon: the untold story of Google’s quest to bring the internet everywhere – by balloon | Wired.com


  • “I spent close to a decade using a variety of surveillance tools to spy on, stalk and otherwise monitor my three daughters’ online behavior as teenagers.” | GigaOm
  • How teens use social media (“there’s a sense of artistry mashed together with counter intuitive behavior that just works”) and why it matters to you | Brian Solis
  • How two friends turned their online shop into a brick and mortar store | The Billfold
  • User experience is more than design – it’s strategy | UXmatters
  • Instead of waiting for interesting projects to apply for money, the Knight Foundation has started offering competitions to find ways to give away funds. Here’s how they make it work. | FastCoExist


  • What is a story arc? A writing teacher’s detailed explanation | The Millions
  • Long form stories, and why quality, not velocity, is the future of online news | FastCoLabs

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