Vuk Trifkovic


fiction - "J" Howard Jacobson
non-fiction - "Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products" Leander Kahney
cookbook - "Eating with the Chefs" Per-Anders Jörgensen
tune - "Máximo Says"Molly Nillson
shop - Centro Italia
restaurant - Blackfoot
thing online - Monument Valley

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December 31, 2014

Three Links & Erik's Ride


I - GPS from the inside - uniforms, glitches, bridges

I am not sure what took Geoff Manaugh almost two years to write up his and Nicola Twilley's visit to Fort Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, or GPS HQ.

Whatever it was, it is well worth the wait.

II - The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things

This is the first year I caught Radio . . .

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December 28, 2014

Five Non-Startup Books for Startup Folks

...and other curious creatures

Back in November, this Twitter prompt for a book recommendation got me thinking.

I wanted to suggest to Josh of Passion Bicycle an unconventional choice, preferably a piece of fiction, certainly out of the usual cycle of startup-themed books.

Alas, I could not think of any on the spot. A few weeks later, having given it some thought, here is . . .

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December 27, 2014

How do you sort trips?

You got a driving log consisting of a chain of destination and origin points and times associated with them. How do you sort them within the app?

Paper is simple. App? Not so much

In the paper skeuomorph, the order is clear - you book the oldest trip first, starting from the origin to destination. You continue, and you get nice & . . .

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December 23, 2014

Three Links & Hoffer


I - On Shutting the Fuck Up

Excellent dissection of the old "I've saved Latin, what did you do" defence, so often used in startup context.

To say “stfu & build something,” or some variation thereof, is to demand that a critic engage you on your own narrow terms—terms which may well be a subject of the criticism in the first . . .

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December 23, 2014

Three Links & Book Covers


I - Alasdair Monk on Collaborative Design Production

Talented Mr. Monk, mainly of Gocardless but with fingers in many pies including Lyles of London, pushed a great post on collaboration in design production.

It reads like a problem statement for something Alasdair has stared dabbling with. At least judging from SketchGit, a simple Git client . . .

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December 14, 2014

Three Links & Prehispánico


I - What Googlers know That You Don't?

Somewhat misleading title, somewhat muddled argument, but crystal clear points by Hunter Walk:

those who worked at e.g. Google during its early and hypergrowth years are more likely to:
1) Understand what motivates exceptional achievers
2) Know what high performance teams feel like

I think the . . .

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December 08, 2014


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