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Vuk Trifkovic

2016

fiction - "The Sellout" Beatty
non-fiction - "Barbarian Days" Finnegan
cookbook - "26 Grains" Hely-Hutchinson
tune - "Strings of Light" Yussef Kamaal
shop - BSTN, Munich
restaurant - Hallesches Haus, Berlin
thing online - archillect.com

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Posted in: lists

December 31, 2016

Five Books from 2016

Product, Design, Technology

It is the time for end-of-year lists. Just like last year, I'm going with five Product-related books I've read in 2016.

No obvious, SV group-think choices - I promise!

I - The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism

If there was even a shadow of a doubt that tech industry is not just deeply political, but rife with . . .

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December 30, 2016

On Product #7 talk on Compressed Design Sprints

You know that feeling when you hear about a great new Product Management methodology that you'd like to try but you never quite get a chance to? Yeah, so do I.

For a while, I wanted to try out Design Sprint, but it was never quite a good time to do it. Until I've said sod it and just tweaked Design Sprint, chopping it around until I . . .

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October 09, 2016

Experiments in Moodboarding

Right Board for the Right Mood

For a long time I regarded moodboards as an arcane tool the preternaturally creative and terminally inspired.

Nothing should be further from the truth. It is a powerful technique for product managers too.

Moodboards for the rest of us

Narrow definition of moodboard as a design inspiration tool and a way to define visual language of a product . . .

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Posted in: designproduct

March 27, 2016

2015

fiction - "A Brief History of Seven Killings" James
non-fiction - "Girl in a Band"Gordon
cookbook - "Gjelina"Lett
tune - "Window Shades"U.S. Girls
shop - Soda Berlin
restaurant - Yumcha Heroes Manufacture
thing online - Spotify Discovery Weekly

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December 31, 2015

Review - Laszlo Bock's "Work Rules!"

I told you "The Circle" is non-fiction

Here is a quick review of Laszlo Bock's Work Rules! Insights From Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead.

The original draft was posted on my Goodreads feed.

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Cheesy as hell. Very annoying to read. Packed full of insight.

The book came highly recommended. After the first two chapters, I was furious and the . . .

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Posted in: techhrbooks

December 26, 2015

Five Books from 2015

Product, Design, Technology

It is the time for end-of-year lists. The one from Product Hunt on startup-related books, full of jaded, predictable entries really got me thinking that there has got to be a more bold selection out there.

So here are five books I've read in 2015 that are weird, wonderful and related to product, design or tech.

I - Designing Connected . . .

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December 17, 2015

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