Top articles of the week | September 22nd

September 22, 2018

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

For Agile, It’s The Best And The Worst Of Times Forbes

Steve Denning has written the book on agile management, literally. His piece in Forbes covers the history of the methodology starting in software and its embryonic foray into the world of management. He explains some of the pros & cons of an agile implementation (the cons being mostly people aren’t doing it 🙂

Rebrand 2018 Uber Blog

Going through a rebrand is a challenge for any marketer. This issue is exponentially more challenging for a global brand that has the scrutiny that Uber has. The company published the strategy and thinking behind its rebrand. It’s an interesting read for any marketer.

Building bicycles for our minds John Borthwick, CEO Betaworks

The vision of the internet of the 1990’s has not come to fruition. Increased balkanization of internet protocols, data monopolies and filter bubbles are some of the negative aspects of today’s technology. John Borthwick proposes an alternative vision that Steve Jobs is famous for; technology should be a bicycle for the mind. While I think this is a bit of wishful thinking, the premise is important. The way we think about designing technology needs an upgrade.

The Trust Battery: Interview with Shopify Founder Tobi Lütke Farnam Street

I absolutely loved this interview with Tobi Lutke, CEO and Founder of Shopify. The discussion ranges from the early days of Shopify, competitive advantage, future of work and of course ecommerce. I learned a ton and walked away with insights that I want to apply in my business.

Made in China 2025 South China Morning Post

What is behind the current US / China trade war? A lot of it stems from technology. This article explains how the West feels threatened by China’s approach to intellectual property and technology strategy. This is a great read into the background of the technology conflict. There are some interesting facts that are also misunderstood like fundamental research where China still lags.


CRTL Labs Demo O’Reilly

This short video demonstrates the future of computer interfaces. It is seriously cool.