sustainability & politics — #
You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, in fact it has even been denied a tour of America because it is too efficient for the American public to be made widely aware of, and oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place.
BandToBand.com lets you map out who is connected to whom in every major music band.
parenthood — #
Are you the default parent? If you have to think about it, you’re not. You’d know. Trust me. The default parent is the one responsible for the emotional, physical and logistical needs of the children. Spoiler alert: It’s typically the one with the uterus.
One of the better Layer Tennis competitions in a long time: DKNG vs. Delicious Design League
This is how you make a product video: Patagonia Men’s Nano-Air Jacket — utterly believable, bathed in credibility and human-centeredness. Great linguistic references to the community for whom it is targeted.
technology & culture — #
We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled.
An oldie but goodie, if you like biting sports satire: Got No Game with Paul Mecurio: Race in Sports
technology & business — #
Being a product manager is not about getting wrapped up in the fact that you have “manager” in your title. Sure, you get to call the shots. But you also get to be accountable for every up and down of your product. If a user doesn’t understand your product, that’s on you, not Marketing. If your product comes at the wrong time, that’s on you, not Strategy. If a user can’t find the button, that’s on you, not Design.