Free CV Template for 2019: The one-page resumé template that (still) doesn’t suck.

My old post A CV Template That Doesn't Suck is still one of the most popular ones. And it totally makes sense given how many crappy CVs I've had the misfortune of receiving over the past few years. People invariably know, deep down, two things: A sucky CV doesn't get you interviews Your CV probably sucks [...]

Farewell Automattic. Hello Close.io.

Just over four years ago I was lucky enough to get a gig at Automattic, a company I had long admired. The last four years have been a rollercoaster of travel, learning, and working with world-class people and entrepreneurs as I worked to improve and grow Jetpack. It was a privilege to see the company [...]

Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship: Travel scholarship to WordCamp US

The WordPress Foundation recently announced the launch of the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship. Kim, a contributor to the WordPress project who recently passed away, was passionate about WordPress and particularly about involving women - and older women - in tech. The scholarship will cover attendance, travel and lodging expenses for attending WordCamp US (to be held for [...]

Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler.

Yesterday Matt mentioned this poster by Joey Roth in conversation about how to strike a balance between getting things done and designing the "perfect" product or experience. I love posters like these where graphic designers are able to convey with just a few (21!) simple lines a relatively complicated thing to explain in words. More importantly [...]

Gaming firms ‘too risky to be shielded by fiduciaries’ – Expert

On The Times today an expert (Paul Bonello) warns that unless the gaming industry is tightly regulated, it could be used to integrate ill-gotten funds. A few decades late with the warning there and given recent events the word "could" seems like an understatement.

Why good people do bad things and how they convince others to help them

A colleague today shared this NPR programme about Toby Groves - a man who committed large scale fraud - and how new research into fraud shows that a lot of fraud is unintentional. Traditionally, when we think about bad behavior, we think about character. But psychologists who study bad behavior — who study, say, fraud [...]

Apple Watch Survey Results

Fred Wilson has been doing an interesting bit of research with his readers about Apple Watch usage and uptake. It's a niche audience but an in important early adopter one that read his blog so the survey results carry some interesting weight. The full results from the 2nd survey are here but the spoiler alert [...]

A Quirky Tale: How a startup did everything “right” but got it all wrong.

This Pando article about Quirky (link valid for 48 hrs unless you're a paid member) is well worth a read. I've not paid attention to Quirky save for thinking it was a cool concept when I came across it a few years ago. Despite perfect timing, great funding, and a strong vision its now sadly [...]

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