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Saving Inspiration

This is where Jason saves quotes, videos, pictures and other awesome stuff that doesn't quite fit into The Art of Ass-Kicking.
Apr 14 '14
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Day One @ Percolate also links out to other documents, including our fairly robust internal wiki, a vocabulary of terms frequently used inside the company, a longer document on our mission and vision, and our very down-to-earth employee manual. It’s a living document – people will make comments, ask questions and Noah, our CEO, will actually follow up pretty quickly to update the doc.

Noah borrowed this practice of extensive documentation from his time at The Barbarian Group, where his manager had done something similar. It might be a lot of work to write (and read) so much content, but it’s incredibly helpful for providing context and setting expectations.

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Onboarding at Percolate | The Percolate Content Marketing Blog

Reading this made me wistful. When I start thinking about all the little ways The Barbarian Group impacted people’s lives and work styles, I get a little teared up.

Percolate’s taken onboarding much further, though. Got things done I was still only dreaming of. A great article.

(via rickwebb)

Mar 28 '14
globalmatters:

Mobile Money Solutions for Ghana
Visa grant helps CARE provide Ghanaians with mobile banking services 

globalmatters:

Mobile Money Solutions for Ghana

Visa grant helps CARE provide Ghanaians with mobile banking services 

Mar 5 '14

Lesson #28: Stuck in your head

All popular music starts with a hook. A distinct and memorable 5-10 melody.

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Mar 3 '14

"…Rialto’s randomised controlled study has seized attention because it offers scientific – and encouraging – findings: after cameras were introduced in February 2012, public complaints against officers plunged 88% compared with the previous 12 months. Officers’ use of force fell by 60%.”
— California Police Use of Body Cameras Cuts Violence and Complaints | The Guardian


Sometimes surveillance does the right thing

"…Rialto’s randomised controlled study has seized attention because it offers scientific – and encouraging – findings: after cameras were introduced in February 2012, public complaints against officers plunged 88% compared with the previous 12 months. Officers’ use of force fell by 60%.”

— California Police Use of Body Cameras Cuts Violence and Complaints | The Guardian

Sometimes surveillance does the right thing

(Source: america-wakiewakie)

Mar 3 '14
Mar 1 '14

gregorydickens:

fuen:

Wonder Woman | Dan Mora

Yeah.

HELL YA

Mar 1 '14
Feb 25 '14

Lesson #27: Safety Leap

The best form of job security is knowing you can easily get another job.

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Feb 25 '14

Lesson #26: Lower Barriers

The volume of electronic music is going to soon dwarf all other types of music because it is so easy to create.

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Feb 19 '14

Lesson #25: Cat got your tongue

Knowing what you want to say (or how much you are asking for) creates a huge amount of certainty, removes doubt, builds confidence.

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Feb 19 '14

Lesson #24: Take you there

Having the ability to easily navigate from one place to the next is very empowering. And if you lack it (foreign city), very disempowering.

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Feb 18 '14

Lesson #23: Switch

If you don’t like how you are feeling, do something different with your body. Don’t slouch further into your seat. Clean. Take a walk. Read a book. Nap. Call someone.

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