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Links and nuggets 18 Feb 2014

It occurs to me that the bookmark folder on my browser of choice is completely and utterly useless. I so rarely ever dive into it that I actually had a shortcut to an old Geo Cities page. Since I find myself consuming enormous amounts of information regarding startups and the startup culture through blogs and social sites, it makes more sense for me to catalog them here in my own blog where I can sort them by date, category, and relevance.

This is the first of such entries I hope to make habitual.




 35 habits most productive people do
As someone who has abysmal productivity habits and is regularly sent scurrying down numerous rabbit holes every day, this is a nice graphic that identifies a lot of obstacles.

Interview with Buffer founders

This interview, and the subsequent blog links, blew me away this morning. It’s refreshing to see such openness and I’m considering how I can incorporate this degree of transparency in any business I pursue. Video is definitely “must see” if you are at all interested in startup culture. Here’s a post about their numbers. Here’s what they pay their staff (and how the formula they use).

Google Analytics Tips

Dashboard and report templates you can drop into your own account

5 Essential Analytics Reports for UX Strategists

Hemmingway

A nice utility to help you form better, more concise, easier to read narratives. I found this particularly useful when choosing specific wording of survey questions.

NinjaMock

A very useful app for prototyping or creating a wireframe of a new application. I didn’t dive into it really deep so I can’t tell you if it has click-able functionality, but I like it better than the Axure thick client.

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