27 July 2015

What movies I’ve watched and books I’ve read

Getting two weeks of vacation from work means getting time to catch up on things I’ve been meaning to watch, read and do. Here’s what I’ve enjoyed the most the past two weeks:

Books

  • Everything I know by Paul Jarvis

    Instead of offering one-size-fits-all advice, Paul provides an infinitely flexible template for adventure. There is a better, more satisfying path out there, if you’re willing to take risks and explore new territory. This book provides practical ideas and questions to help you conquer fear, overcome inertia, embrace vulnerability, validate your plans and most importantly, launch the shit out of them.

  • Be Awesome at Online Business by Paul Jarvis

    Be Awesome at Online Business is a digital book that shows you how to create and foster an audience, then drive sales for your products or services. There are no get-rich-quick schemes or shady conversion tactics involved—just proven advice about what it takes to build a sustainable and honest business.

  • Den stora bankhärvan (Swedish) by Carolina Neurath

    In 2010, the Swedish bank, HQ lost it’s financial license and caused a big stir in the economic market. A bank founded by two of the biggest names in the Swedish financial market had to file for bankruptcy, a first time ever in Sweden.

  • The Best Interface Is No Interface: The simple path to brilliant technology by Golden Krishna

    In this book, innovator Golden Krishna challenges our world of nagging, screen-based bondage, and shows how we can build a technologically advanced world without digital interfaces.</p> In his insightful, raw, and often hilarious criticism, Golden reveals fascinating ways to think beyond screens using three principles that lead to more meaningful innovation. Whether you’re working in technology, or just wary of a gadget-filled future, you’ll be enlighted and entertained while discovering that the best interface is no interface. </li>

    • The elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissing

      Content strategy is the web’s hottest new thing. But where did it come from? Why does it matter? And what does the content renaissance mean for you? This brief guide explores content strategy’s roots, and quickly and expertly demonstrates not only how it’s done, but how you can do it well. </ul>

    Magazines

    • What is Code? by Paul Ford

      Catching up on 5-6 of the latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, I finally had the chance to read Paul Ford’s brilliant article about what code is and why it matters to you.

    • The great discontent

      Finally had the chance to read through the entire issue 01 of The Great Discontent. I highly recommend reading at least the interview with Elle Luna.

    Movies (I’ll let the trailers speak for themselves)

    • Ex machina (4/5)

    • Chef (5/5)

    • Run all night (3/5)

    • While we’re young (3/5)

      (This would have been a solid 4/5 if not for the final passage).