Freshly Picked: Weekly Link Roundup Jun 10, 2016

June 10, 2016


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

Newsy and Resourceful

Highlyreco.com: Marc Andreessen’s Favorite Books
The folks from highlyreco.com put together a list of more than 80 books recommended by Marc Andreessen on Twitter. Considering the Netscape founder learned to program from a library book, it might be worth paying attention. (read – Google doc)

Crew: How finding the right community can help your creativity
“Real creativity is innovative. It’s disruptive. It challenges and changes the way we think about established ideas. But to get to that point, you need feedback. You need criticism.” (read)

Neil Patel: 13 Tools That You Need to Learn Before Going ‘All In’ with Social Media
“Ad Age notes that a growing number of consumers say social media conversations influence them the most.” (read)

Thought-Provoking

Nautilus: Retiring Retirement
“We’re going to see something we’ve never seen before—people in their 60s, 70s and 80s who want to continue working and remain connected.” (read)

Mitchell Harper on Medium: Do The Job Yourself Before You Hire Someone
“When you do the work yourself, you get a better understanding of not just the work that needs to be done, but also the right kind of person to do the job and what success means in that role, which in most cases comes down to 1 or 2 things being done really well.” (read)

Digital Doughnut: What’s missing from your marketing… Emotion
“we don’t always recall exactly what our friends said to us on an occasion but we do remember how they made us feel and that feeling lasts long after the moment has passed. That’s why as a smart marketer you need to start focussing your marketing and communication strategies at the customers emotions, not their rational logical brain.” (read)

By / About FreshBooks

Zach Mathew on Venture Beat: The way we evaluate developer performance is broken
“Having that collective ownership and accountability encourages developers to think creatively about the implementation and optimize for achieving the product goals, rather than just building solutions that are technically interesting.” (read)

99Signals: FreshBooks Review: Accounting Simplified
“FreshBooks is the answer to all your invoicing and accounting problems.” (read)

A Little Levity 🙂

Chewbacca Mom
Chewbacca Mom, whose real name is Candace Payne, racked up about $420k in gifts since recording the video (watch)

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Have a great weekend!


about the author

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