We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.
Newsy and Resourceful
LinkedIn: LinkedIn + Microsoft: Changing the Way the World Works
“Imagine a world where we’re no longer looking up at Tech Titans such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook, and wondering what it would be like to operate at their extraordinary scale — because we’re one of them.” (read)
Buffer on Medium: The 43 Best Websites To Learn Something New About Marketing
“Whether you want to learn more about A/B testing, conversion rate optimization, content marketing or paid ads, there’s a wealth of marketing knowledge being shared online every day.” (read)
Virginia Heffernan on Medium: Manifesto: The Internet as Art
“we stay silent about the force that increasingly drives how we live, work, love, fight, create and conduct business. But while we don’t speak about it, we certainly speak in it, and through it. In fact, the Internet, in my view, is a massive and collaborative work of art — something billions of us contribute to every millisecond” (read)
Backchannel: Say Goodbye To Your Highly Skilled Job. It’s Now a “Human Intelligence Task.”
“as the tech conversation has fixated on how artificial intelligence will affect the job market, crowdwork has quietly grown in impact and scale.” (read)
Wharton: Can ‘Deep Work’ Really Work for You?
“The lure of a place apart, if only a psychological one, is a recurring theme in Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, the popular new book that argues for the virtues of longer periods of time for uninterrupted thinking.” (read)
NYMag: Going Freelance Won’t Solve All Your Problems
“Entrepreneurs are portrayed as having everything that struggling women in the white-collar workforce lack: autonomy, flexibility, creativity. Set your own hours. Chart your own career path. Stop counting on a boss to raise your salary once a year. Flex the skills your managers have ignored for so long. These things sound appealing to a lot of men, too. But for women, whose salaried jobs come with a particularly tough set of challenges, self-employment is even easier to idealize.” (read)
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TechCrunch: Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups
“The city has all the markings of a world-class hub for technology startups and reminds me a lot of how New York City felt in the early 2000s when I moved back from the Bay Area — simmering with entrepreneurial talent, opportunity and a strong foundation to support it. I think Toronto is poised to contend as one of the biggest North American hubs for technology startup activity over the next five-10 years.”
Fundera: Debts Owed To a Business Are Referred To As What? Find Out Now
“If just the idea of accounting software makes your blood pressure rise, Freshbooks might be exactly what you’re looking for.” (read)
A Little Levity 🙂
Backchannel on Medium: Who are the Real-life Models of “Silicon Valley” Characters?
“The absolutely definitive, supremely authoritative, person-to-person mapping of “Silicon Valley” characters to real tech world personalities.” (read)
ICYMI: Our Posts This Week
- Customer Stories: Meet Rayna Yaker of RYE Consulting
- Sometimes, Turning Down Work is the Right Choice
- How to Cope with Losing Your Biggest Freelance Writing Client
- Stand Out from the Crowd: 5 Ways to Market Your Business Consulting Services
- Should You Be a Business Consultant? Skills, Tips and Getting Started
- Fresh, Innovative Tablescaping Sets the Tone at Your Client’s Next Event
- Event Planner: Top Trends in Party Decoration
Have a great weekend!