Massive list of links: November 13, 2017

In honor of Nat Torkington’s Four Short Links, I present you: a massive list of links.

  1. The Personal MBA (Josh Kaufman) — As the title implies, everything you’d get from a MBA in one book. Except the school name and associated tuition bill, of course.
  2. The Quarterlife User Manual (Rob Montz) — Succinct set of guideposts for those who haven’t figured out their careers yet.
  3. Building Habit-Forming Products with Nir Eyal, the Author of “Hooked” (The Indie Hackers Podcast) — Seems sketchy, but actually really useful framing for product development.
  4. How Business Contributes To Income Inequality (Money For The Rest of Us) — Big companies used to put their customers, employees, and communities first. Now they put their shareholders first. Lo, problems arise.
  5. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (Jocko Willink and Leif Babin) — I thought this book would be too bro-y and ended up loving it. If you like action movies at all, you get a two for one: business lessons told in an entertaining way.
  6. On Writing Product Roadmaps (Gaurav Oberoi) — Well-communicated overview to quarterly vs. long-term planning.
  7. Barba.js (Luigi De Rosa) — Single-page app experience without a complex SPA framework.
  8. Being a Startup Founder is a minimum wage job — Here’s the proof (Brandon Evans) — Brutal economics of VC-backed companies.
  9. The Power of Anti-Goals (Andrew Wilkinson) — Instead of focusing on aspirations, prioritize based on avoiding negatives (tired, too busy, etc.).
  10. The Minimally-nice Open Source Software Maintainer (Brian Anderson) — Identified tactics: respond quickly, give thanks, pay a compliment, say “yes”, be clear about what you expect, admit your mistakes, be effusive.

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