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21 July 2019
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Finland’s Nokia, once the world’s largest mobile phone maker, has seen its smartphone business go up in smoke as well.
 My posts
2 Keys to Success in Digital Transformation. Link

 Free ideas
A country run only by scientists.

Clear toothpaste bottles.

 News from everywhere
This Japanese company charges its staff US$100 an hour to use conference rooms. Hiroyuki Suzuki couldn’t be happier that his company is charging him and all other employees about US$100 an hour to use meeting rooms. “People really cut back on useless meetings,” says Suzuki, 37, who works at chip-equipment maker Disco Corp. and is one of the company’s 5,000 employees taking part in a radical experiment in business management. Link

Jony Ive’s Mistakes: When Beautiful Design Is Bad Design. It’s past time for a new era at Apple. Link

I was a 10x engineer and I’m sorry. You probably saw the big discussion this past weekend on Twitter about 10x Engineers. Link


The wintertime was bleak for Bird. Hit by big loss, bird seeks $300M in new funds. Link 

 Books everyone should read
Last Summer: A Novel. Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets and every socialite who dyed her with envy. Link
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