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18 Posts

January, 2012 Posts

Nice Map
January 02, 2012
The complexities of mapmaking and the use of algorithms for label placement.
To Commission or Not to Commission
January 04, 2012
The debate over the impact of sales commissions and their role in service.
Top Longform of 2011
January 04, 2012
A list of the top longform articles of 2011 with brief descriptions.
Taste of Their Own Medicine
January 04, 2012
Google's sponsored post campaign for Chrome backfires due to credibility issues.
January 05, 2012
Facebook adds option for users to request photo takedowns due to unflattering images.
Offline Identity
January 05, 2012
Facebook's move to own identities in the physical world with business cards.
Buzzfeed + Politics
January 06, 2012
Buzzfeed's non-traditional approach to political coverage.
Used Digital Goods
January 07, 2012
The concept of reselling old digital music files and the legal issues surrounding it.
January 09, 2012
Clive Thompson's unexpected take on Instagram and its impact on photography and memory.
Bad Psychology
January 09, 2012
People are better at predicting others' behavior than their own, due to overlooking the influence of circumstances.
The Other Side of Kickstarter
January 17, 2012
The complexities of backing a Kickstarter project and the reality of what it means to fund an idea.
Sales, Selling and Titles
January 24, 2012
Rethinking the stigma behind the sales profession.
Building Products
January 25, 2012
Adapting product development processes when moving to an API-based system.
What Went Wrong
January 28, 2012
Real stories from entrepreneurs about the failures of their startups.
Optimism versus Pessimism
January 29, 2012
Kahneman's take on overconfidence as the engine of capitalism.
Tech that Sucks at Tech Companies
January 30, 2012
Challenges with technology at big tech companies.
Why Mass Transit Loses to Highways
January 30, 2012
The Department of Transportation rule that favors highway expansion over efficient train systems in the US.
Your Strategy is Showing
January 30, 2012
When strategy slips into nomenclature decisions at Twitter.
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