pop art painting of a crowded office party with many people

Navigating people: The antisocial guide to survive social gatherings

Guide to being invisible in a crowded party. The subtle art of staying present and mingling with people, at the same time absent without engaging, all without raising suspicion.

πŸ”— Starter’s Guide to iOS Design

Starter’s Guide to iOS Design In this guide I’ll describe the deliverables you’ll be expected to produce, outline the constraints of the medium and introduce fundamental iOS and UI design concepts .

πŸ”— playbook, by thoughtbot

playbook, by thoughtbot This is your playbook. It details how you and your teammates run our software consulting company and how we make web and mobile products together. We’ve made the playbook free and licensed it as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial so others may learn from, or use, our tactics in their own companies. HELLO TIME Consulting Investment PRODUCT DESIGN SPRINT Prep Work Understand Diverge Converge Prototype Test and Learn CHOOSE PLATFORMS Web Apps Mobile Apps Programming Languages Frameworks Databases Licenses LAPTOP SETUP Laptop Dotfiles Text Editor PLANNING Daily Standups Tasks Weekly Retrospectives Planning Meeting Altering the Process DESIGNING Sketches Wireframes User Interface Interaction Design Visual Design Usability Testing DEVELOPING Version Control Style Guide Pair Programming Test-Driven Development Acceptance Tests Refactoring Code Reviews Continuous Integration PRODUCTION Checklist Domain Names SSL Certificates Hosting Performance Monitoring Error Tracking Transactional Email Payment Processing MEASURING AARRR Instrumentation Subscription Metrics A/B Testing Feature Flags SALES Leads Understanding Product Vision On Site Customer NDAs Roles No Fixed Bids Budget Rate Typical Projects Contract Invoices HIRING Recruiting Interviewing Offer and Onboarding OPERATIONS Expenses Email Calendar Documents Meetings Accounting Legal SHARING Blog Twitter Research Open Source GOODBYE

πŸ”— Bulk Fiction: Speed Reading for Writers | Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics

Bulk Fiction: Speed Reading for Writers | Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics (…) I discovered the Multiple Reading Process (MRP) , which turned out to be amazingly useful. The MRP identifies three distinct stages to reading: Pre-Reading General Overview – Look over the document for features, layout, and structure of the material. Preview – Quickly glance through the document and identify key concepts, categories and new ideas related to the purpose of your reading....

πŸ“‹ The 8 survey steps of Smart Reading

Take 10 minutes to: Read title, subtitle and jacket summary. Identify author or source, and date of publication or copyright. Skim the Table of Contents. Examine Index for relevant references. Read the Preface, Forward, Introduction and Conclusions. Review pictures, captions, charts, maps, graphics, bold headings, summaries, sidebars, exercises and study questions. Read a paragraph to judge writing style. Overall picture. Review what you’ve learned and make your decision:" To read or not to read....

πŸ“‹ PREP: Point, Reason, Example, Point

Formula to help structure your arguments and thoughts… example: Point – I love running. Reason – Because when I run, I have energy all day. Example – I’m able to be powerfully in action, producing important results, from morning to night. Point – This is just one of the reasons I love being a runner!

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