Ben Poretzky

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Sway Is a Beautiful Meditation App That Doesn't Tell You What to Think

What if a meditation app didn’t ask you to focus on your breathing? What if you didn’t have to listen to someone’s voice telling you what to think …

Use this Exercise to Solve Any Product Design Challenge

This curated post is authored by UX designer and Product Strategist, JonathanThe post Use this Exercise to Solve Any Product Design Challenge …

Product Management

Top 10 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time

You’ve probably heard before that a book can change your life. This phrase couldn’t more relevant than to a book about mindfulness. Practising this …

Meditation

A CEO and former Googler shares 2 tricks for cold emailing anyone

Wayup CEO and former Google employee Liz Wessel loves to cold email people. Here she shares 2 tips to get responses. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>I'm a big cold emailer, so first of all do it. Don't question yourself. Worst case they don't respond and then who cares?</i><p><i>A couple tricks. First</i> …

College & University

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

You can buy elite residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the government will even provide a 'concierge' service

There are seven different packages, with the most expensive being the "Elite Ultimate Privilege" scheme.<p>It costs $60,000 for 20 years residency, along with a $600 a year membership fee.<p>Included in the price is a state-sponsored concierge programme, entitling members to VIP access to government …

South-east Asia

Is consciousness just an illusion?

<b>The cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes our brains are machines, made of billions of tiny "robots" - our neurons, or brain cells. Is the human mind really that special?</b><p>In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess …

American Philosophy

The full stack design system

UI methodologies like Atomic Design bring logic and structure to individual screens. Now it’s time to extend that thinking to every aspect of your …

Material Design

6 Inspiring Design Documentaries

You're reading 6 Inspiring Design Documentaries, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

10 Most Colorful Cities Around The World You Must Visit

Exploring new cities is always an exciting adventure to take on when you travel, but when the cities are painted with eye-popping colors, it makes …

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

An Updated Product Management Reading List

Back in 2015, after about a year into my work on this blog, I put together a reading list that encompassed the fundamental books that I thought every …

Artificial Intelligence Tech Will Arrive in Three Waves

DARPA: A Track Record of Innovation<p>I’ve done a lot of writing and research recently about the bright future of AI: that it’ll be able to analyze …

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.<p>In the past, my family and friends would've typically described me as pleasant but hurried. My baseline restlessness and edginess, however, …

Meditation

An Open Letter from an Entrepreneur Dad to His Kids on How to Find Success

I have no idea if they will be entrepreneurs like me, but I think these lessons matter regardless of what path they take in life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I became a dad more abruptly than most. After illness and much too early deaths in my family, three pre-teen …

Entrepreneurship

Europe on sale with money or miles

Between cheap airfares and Iberia’s current promotion, there are a multitude of ways to get to Europe cheaply in 2017. Competition has meant that …

Built for native

The Native Engine ™<br>Core technology that<br>boosts monetization<p>The most advanced native advertising and video distribution technology, which provides the …

20 Israeli Startups to Watch in 2017

These leading startups are poised to make big moves this year.<p>Long known as the Startup Nation, Israel continues to live up to its name. Despite having a population only the size of Virginia's, Israel remains, year after year, one of the leading global tech hotspots. In the first nine months of …

Dakota Access pipeline: final phase to be approved in major blow to Standing Rock Sioux

The US government is set to allow the final phase of construction of the Dakota Access pipeline to begin as early as Wednesday, dealing a major blow to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.<p>Over 70 arrested at Standing Rock as Dakota Access aims to finish pipeline<p>Read more<p>The decision sets the stage for a …

What We Learned Designing a Chatbot for Banking

The truth about online banking interfaces is that they are usually terribly complex. Chatbots make it easy.<p>For the past year we were working on a …

Apple design director perfects a prefab home into an ultra-minimal, modern dwelling

It should come as no surprise that when Apple’s Director of Store Design was in the market for a new house, he wanted a home that would be as modern …

Prefab Homes

A Product Manager Checklist – Axial Product and Design

We’re always thinking about “minimum viable process” — i.e. what’s the least process that gets the job done. The answer to that changes as your team …

More People Over 60 Are Struggling To Pay Off Student Loans, Report Finds

The number of people 60 and older with student loan debt has quadrupled in the past decade, and older Americans now represent the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. student loan market, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.<p>As of 2015, more than 2.8 million …

Get to Know Yourself: 5 Ways to Discover Your Joyful True Nature

<b>“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~Aristotle</b> <br>Four years ago I left a corporate career, belongings, a nice home, and family and …

Positive Thinking

The Evolution of UI/UX Designers Into Product Designers

What is a product? Until recently, the term was only used in relation to something material and often found in a retail store, but nowadays it is …