As I’m away on holiday / vacation, here are a handful of the must reads I’ve read / caught up on.
Thanks for two great readers who sent amazing feedback last week even on a bank holiday, much appreciated!
😏 More than Five for This Friday 😏
💵 Great read on a business owners billion dollar mistake- https://producthabits.com/my-billion-dollar-mistake/
🥤 Coca Cola has Starbucks in its sights (Costa is just one part of the new strategy) - https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coca-cola-is-launching-a-fullscale-attack-on-starbucks-210325302.html
🤔 Facebook stories has 500m daily users - https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/24/facebook-stories-500-million/
📸 Why overly polished and perfect Instagram feeds will soon be thing of the past - https://medium.com/the-atlantic/the-instagram-aesthetic-is-over-9ac7ec6afc5a
🧐 Why Unilever’s move not to replace their CMO has huge impact on the CMO role - https://www.marketingdive.com/news/what-keith-weeds-departure-means-for-unilever-and-cmos-generally/552980/
🤜 The insider view of the scooter and last mile economy - https://bothsidesofthetable.com/the-truth-about-the-scooter-economy-an-insiders-perspective-9ad304317b11
🤦🏻♂️ Google and YouTube walk out organisers have faced ramifications and even demotion - https://www.wired.com/story/google-walkout-organizers-say-theyre-facing-retaliation/
🙈 TED talks was supposed to be a safe space, unfortunately wasn’t for journalist Caroline Cadwalledr after challenging sponsor Facebook to improve - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/21/carole-cadwalladr-ted-tech-google-facebook-zuckerberg-silicon-valley
👏 Why Strava (the fitness app) doesn’t want their staff to work evenings and weekends - https://elemental.medium.com/why-stravas-ceo-doesn-t-work-evenings-or-weekends-a72093618711
😆 The Netflix of podcasts Luminary is already hitting snags with major podcasters including Gimlet, Joe Rogan and The Daily - https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/22/18510897/luminary-podcast-app-launch-the-daily-gimlet-media-spotify
Fortnite and Avengers live game is going to extremely popular - https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2019/04/25/fortnite-x-avengers-endgame-event-is-live-heres-how-it-works/ (thanks for the submission @Tom DeFraine)
Quote of the week
“Don’t move information to authority, move authority to the information”
- L. David Marquet, from turn the ship around, a genuine must read book.
💭 Final thought 💭
I’m sitting in paradise curating this newsletter and I have been catching up on my HBR reading (yes I pay for a lot of quality content) and many people struggle with their bosses expectations and how to converse with them about it.
How to work with a boss who has unrealistic expectations - 🔒 https://hbr.org/2019/04/how-to-work-for-a-boss-who-has-unrealistic-expectations
Also without the right guidance or a mentor, it’s difficult to know: How to be an outstanding leader - 🔒 https://hbr.org/2016/01/want-to-be-an-outstanding-leader-keep-a-journal
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