Interesting things we’ve bookmarked recently (Oct 2019)

By Niyat Ghebremichael

Interesting things we’ve bookmarked recently (Oct 2019)

Continuing upon a series we started in 2013, we’re sharing with you some of the most interesting articles, studies and resources the Zooma team have recently bookmarked. We hope you find them thought-provoking and useful! 

This October, we have a fascinating study about business transformation, an interview with Elon Musk, eight habits of expert software designers, Brian Halligan’s thoughts on delightful customer experiences, a persuasive speech by Greta Thunberg, and more. Happy bookmarking.

Resources we have bookmarked in October

The top 20 business Transformations of the last decade

Curious what the business leadership imperative of the 21st century is? Then read this interesting study. Highly recommended.

A conversation with Elon Musk about Starship

If you are a fan of innovation, this interview is a must-watch for you. Elon Musk was interviewed by Everyday Astronaut after the Starship unveiling on September 28th 🚀. One main takeaway: If a design is taking too long, the design is wrong. Enjoy watching the video. 



Eight habits of expert software designers: An illustrated guide

A helpful guide about the designers’ specific habits, learned practices and observed principles. Here are some of the habits:

  • Experts involve the user
  • Experts design elegant abstractions
  • Experts focus on the essence
  • Experts simulate continually
  • Experts look around
  • Experts reshape the problem space
  • Experts see error as opportunity
  • Experts think about what they are not designing

INBOUND19: A new species of disruptor

If you haven’t heard of “the new species of disruptor,” then it is time to listen to Brian Halligan's keynote at INBOUND19. He talks about the five “superpowers” that experience disruptor's possess:

  • Get "experience-market" fit
  • Remove Friction
  • Personalize
  • Sell through your customer
  • Attack your business model

... and remember “How they sell is why they win!”


Greta Thunberg at the Climate Action Summit 2019

One of Greta’s most powerful speeches at the UN General Assembly Speech conveyed the message that world leaders had failed” the young people and how dare they? Worth watching if you have missed it.


Google’s quantum bet on the future of AI—and what it means for humanity

"Google is on the verge of achieving what’s known as quantum supremacy. This new breed of computer will be able to crack complex equations a million or more times faster than regular ones. We are about to enter the rocket age of computing." Read the article.

Elements of AI free online course

An excellent free online course that helps to understand what AI really means, and how it will develop and affect us in the coming years created by Reaktor and the University of Helsinki. 

What listening to music at work does to your Brain

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too. Read the article.

Muzli inspiration by InVision

Muzli instantly delivers cutting-edge design projects and news each time a new tab is open in your browser. Discover the best web design inspiration, web trends, as well as opinions and articles from design experts across the web and around the world. 

Speed up Innovation with Design Thinking | Guido Stompff

Innovation made simple, that is Guido's passion. Elements of design thinking are the core of his idea.


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Niyat Ghebremichael
Niyat has been a content manager at Zooma since 2019. She loves to create content​ and helps to bring campaigns and ideas to life.
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