Weekend reading list – week of September 7

September 11, 2015

Each week, TP1 shares the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of September 7.

Tell me what you like, and I will tell you who you are
According to Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Stanford University, we are what we like on social media. Not convinced? Try this experiment for yourself and discover your psychological profile (according to Facebook)!
Read it on Stanford Business

The Middle Finger Project
Although they may come in handy, articles on management techniques can make for dull reading. If you’re a manager or an entrepreneur who appreciates professional tips, humour and a direct style that tells it like it is, you’re going to love the advice dished up by entrepreneur and business blogger Ash Ambirge. Steering clear of clichés and management jargon, her posts will make you laugh even if they deal with juggling priorities and ROI!
Discover her blog, The Middle Finger Project

Space Jam forever
In November 1996, Warner Bros. released Space Jam, a movie that blends the fate of the galaxy with basketball, Bugs Bunny and big stars like Bill Murray and Michael Jordan. To promote the movie, the Hollywood studio invested in a major website featuring revolutionary design and innovative user experiences.That landmark pop-culture site still survives and is just as impressive as ever!
Read it in Rolling Stone Magazine

Earning a living as a mommy blogger
Dooce is an American blog for moms that draws millions of readers. Its author, Heather Armstrong, recently published an article letting her fans know that she wanted to retire her blog, despite its huge popularity, to make a better somewhere else. Is it still possible to be a mom and provide for your family with a mommy blog?
Read it on The Atlantic

Connected refugees
Emigrating to a new land has never been a risk-free proposition. But these days, at least, refugees who go into exile are organized and able to help each other out using the Internet. As journalist Julie Conti explains, “Water, food, a shelter and a smartphone: that’s what immigrants need today (not necessarily in that order).”
Read it on Le Temps (French only)

Reading recommendation of the week :
Buyology : Truth and Lies About Why We Buy, by Martin Lindstrom. Do we really understand why we buy what we buy? What’s behind our choices? Is advertising the only factor that shapes our purchasing decisions? Written by Martin Lindstrom, an author who specializes in consumer behaviour, Buyology is sure to pique your curiosity, no matter what your field is. After all, we’re all consumers.


Recommended by Rachelle Houde Simard, Senior Product Manager at Tuxedo and a member of the group 15×15

In Your Earphones :
“Boys will be boys”, by Ralf Wiggum. We’ve fallen for the local group Ralf Wiggum, one of whose members is Philippe Melillo, our Web development intern. If you like your rock loud, hard and 1990s-style, you’re going to love it too!
→ Listen to it on YouTube or in person at Quai des brumes this Friday

Happy reading!

– The TP1 team

Image from Stanford Business