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1. Ditching Passwords and Increasing Ecommerce Conversion Rates by 54%
By Andre Bourque – CIO
Digest: Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Curator: Kyle Kelly
If you want to dominate ecommerce, focus on removing friction. Ecommerce sales jumped 15.1% last year, while total retail sales increased by only 2.9%. Read More
More from this reading list: http://mailchi.mp/ecb85b6bac42/2j5qrhhuke
2. Google’s New AI Tool Turns Your Selfies Into Emoji
Curator: Edith Yeung
Google thinks there are 563 quadrillion faces that the tool could generate. Once that initial caricature is generated, you can then make tweaks: Maybe change your hair, or give yourself different glasses. Then, the machine automatically generates 22 custom stickers of you. Read More
More from this reading list: http://mailchi.mp/87be033235c1/0amg8xops0
3. Kapor Center Tech Leavers Study is well timed for the Portland startup community
By Rick Turoczy – Silicon Florist
Digest: Startup Communities
Curators: Julian Miller, Brad Feld, Shane Reiser
This report is fascinating if you have the time (props to the awesome crew over at the Kapor Center!). Read More
More from this reading list: http://mailchi.mp/dd4294d0553b/cn84j0ydxy
4. There is no Shame in Taking Care of Your Mental Health
By Sangu Delle – TED
Digest: Leadership & Resiliency
Curator: Miriam Meima
Vulnerability at work has not yet become a norm. Unfortunately a lack of vulnerability leads to posturing. If we cannot be honest with those we are close with it starts a cycle of withhold – withdraw – project. Ultimately we end up pointing fingers and feeling alone. Shifting a company culture or a team dynamic can be as simple as getting honest with each other. In my experience, this starts with getting honest with ourselves. In this TED talk perhaps we can learn some lessons from philosophies of African cultures about how to or not to address mental illness. Read More
More from this reading list: http://mailchi.mp/902bb80c5edb/8ycafkop0j
5. Doing Too Much Could Ruin Your Business. These 8 Exercises Will Help You Focus On What Really Matters
By Martin Zwilling – Inc.
Digest: Angel Investor
Curator: Berg Moe
Every new business or product owner wants to attract the broadest possible audience, so they are prone to adding more features, multiple sales channels, and appealing to every demographic. Read More
More from this reading list: http://mailchi.mp/7ed96ad2cfb1/ph7q2xkwkv
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