Freshly Picked: Weekly Link Roundup Jul 22, 2016

July 22, 2016


We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.

Newsy and Resourceful

The Verge: Twitter now lets anyone request a verified account
Read more here. And if you’re interested in reading the opposing argument, this thread is a good place to start.

HubStaff: How to Manage Remote Teams: We Uncover the System That Lets Us Grow 10% Each Month
“The most important lesson I’ve learned about management is that it’s not about managing people. It’s about building a culture and process that set a team up for success.” (read)

GetResponse: A Beginner’s Guide To Reddit – The “Front Page Of the Internet”
“users literally have control over what appears on the front page of Reddit at any given time. But it also means that content creators can get a real-time feel for what type of content is well-received, and what isn’t.” (read)

Simon Owens: How authors use Reddit to promote their books
“Can Reddit, a community known for loathing self-promotion, serve as a viable marketing tool for books?” (read)

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Thought-Provoking

99U: Be a Great Storyteller
“Storytelling might seem like an additional “to-do” that you don’t have time or resources for, however, it simply requires using your words and talking about yourself (and likely something you love).” (read)

Facebook Design on Medium: Peek Inside a Facebook Design Critique
“Always go back to your original problem statement so you can verify that everything you’re going to release is actually meeting and solving that problem.” (read)

James Clear: Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More.
“Environment is the invisible hand that shapes human behavior. We tend to believe our habits are a product of our motivation, talent, and effort. Certainly, these qualities matter. But the surprising thing is, especially over a long time period, your personal characteristics tend to get overpowered by your environment.” (read)

By / Featuring FreshBooks

Stuff: The next big thing in strengthening business culture?
“Having people connect with folks they don’t necessarily work with actually helps build the ties that have kept our organisation strong, and information and ideas flowing,” explains FreshBooks chief executive Mike McDerment.” (read)

Avrum on Medium: Stop Reading Business Books, Start Reading Comic Books
“after years of choosing comics over business books — and feeling guilty about it — I’ve come to a realization: Comic books have made me a better PM.” (read)

A Little Levity 🙂

Quartz: This is what Amazon’s homepage looked like when it launched 21 years ago this month
“A screen capture from a month after its July 1995 launch is a relic from the early days of web design and branding history.” (read)
Amazon at launch

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Content Director, FreshBooks Jane Flanagan is the Content Director at FreshBooks.