Deirdre Remida Conde

Product Person and Psychometrician. Self-proclaimed Startup Sweetheart. Reading to be a better writer 🌻

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Deirdre Remida Conde

4 days ago

I must have read this article at least four times already but I can't bring myself to archive it. LOTS of takeaways, my favorite being:

you don’t want to irritate your best users, but you need to keep that next 100m users in mind who can’t tell you what they want.

Five Lessons from Scaling Pinterest

medium.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

5 days ago

I've been called a "weak ass vegetarian" because I still allow myself to have cheat days but I don't really mind! I'm making a difference with my diet, no matter how small.

Opinion: 7 ways dropping meat from your diet can help save the planet, the economy and your budget

marketwatch.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

37 days ago

Not the prettiest pitch deck I've seen BUT admittedly really different from most. Learned two things: if you tell your prospect that they have a problem, they get defensive; and you gotta remind them that you are only the Gandalf to their Frodo (meaning: they still have to do the legwork!)

The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen

medium.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

53 days ago

A 25-year-old CEO shares 9 career secrets every young person should know

cnbc.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

78 days ago

Good design is SO DIFFICULT to pull off though 😩 maybe that's why only a handful of companies can turn it into a 200+% lead vs others

The Design Value Index Shows What “Design Thinking” Is Worth

fortune.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

163 days ago

But Steven Universe, which takes on a role in viewers' lives that is frequently as therapeutic as it is aesthetic, is especially likely to inspire this kind of devotion.

'Steven Universe': How Rebecca Sugar Turned TV's Most Empathetic Cartoon Into an Empire

rollingstone.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

175 days ago

Mama, it's amazing what baking can do 🎶

Feeling Down? Scientists Say Cooking and Baking Could Help You Feel Better

smithsonianmag.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

175 days ago

Timely reminder for the disengaged Deirdre 😔

While everyone should be trying to develop and grow, focusing too much on your career or your paycheck can lead to bad behaviors such as bullying and selfishness, or simply trying to exert too much control over others.

You’re Never Done Finding Purpose at Work

hbr.org

Deirdre Remida Conde

202 days ago

And plastic. Let's not forget plastic.

E-Commerce: Convenience Built on a Mountain of Cardboard

nytimes.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

235 days ago

Insightful read. Gotta work on my manners! I am honestly so bad with a lot of stuff on the list soooo maybe that's why I prefer not going out to meet people...

Silicon Valley Etiquette

medium.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

235 days ago

I keep just one song on loop when I'm in "flow" but I didn't realize that my focus was this bad when I put Spotify on shuffle.

"Music has been shown to be especially harmful to focus and productivity for introverts who are generally more anxious than average."

Everything you need to know about how music affects your productivity

alifeofproductivity.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

249 days ago

Riddled with problems but still, exciting times ahead!

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists

vox.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

277 days ago

What better way to start a day promoting STORM than by reading an article about psychological safety and team productivity 😌 forever grateful for the freedom and security to always be myself! #STORMLife

What Project Aristotle has taught people within Google is that no one wants to put on a ‘‘work face’’ when they get to the office. No one wants to leave part of their personality and inner life at home. But to be fully present at work, to feel ‘‘psychologically safe,’’ we must know that we can be free enough, sometimes, to share the things that scare us without fear of recriminations.

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

nytimes.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

289 days ago

Well-researched piece on the individual internal pace

One study showed that exposing people to “the ultimate symbols of impatience culture”—fast-food symbols like McDonald’s golden arches—increases their reading speed and preference for time-saving products, and makes them more likely to opt for small rewards now over larger ones later.

Why Your Brain Hates Slowpokes

nautil.us

Deirdre Remida Conde

291 days ago

In most cases, writing is most useful as a tool for thinking, expression, and creativity; cabin-dwelling novelists be damned.

The Psychological Benefits of Writing Regularly

lifehacker.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

312 days ago

One thing I appreciated from my last job was they had me go on a "forced leave" because I personally didn't believe in taking breaks when I'm on a roll. Now I'm in a company that gives unlimited leaves and I still don't take any. Someone needs to remind me to slow down.

there is a tendency for people to be pulled toward always being a live node at work, an “always-on, anywhere, anytime, any place behavior” that results in suboptimal and dissatisfying state of “continuous partial attention.” Give people buffer time to recharge and refocus.

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

hbr.org

Deirdre Remida Conde

319 days ago

Friendly reminder to keep hustlin'

I’ve always approached my life and my work thinking, ‘How much can I get away with doing before I go?’”

‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Ready for His Next Coup

variety.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

354 days ago

"Why rise from the ashes without asking why you had to burn?"

It’s not just the strength to stay the course but to question it and propose others, not just to survive but to thrive.

The Profound Emptiness of ‘Resilience’

nytimes.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

354 days ago

Often so, works produced during these storms of passion turn out, well, quite crappy.

Aim for mild happiness as you work, not storms of passion.

What’s the secret of good writing?

theguardian.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

377 days ago

Friendly reminder to ship like an amateur :)

Impostor Syndrome: 5 Reasons You Should Have It

medium.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

377 days ago

Inspiring read for anyone thinking about startup entrepreneurship in the country 💡

When the hype dies down, when it is no longer cool to be a startup founder, when investor interest in #StartupPH goes through its cyclical dry period — all these superpowers will remain with the community, and the magic will continue to happen.

#StartupPH is Becoming Magical

medium.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

383 days ago

As a kid, I did exercises like this for fun. How great it is to live in a world where data points for analyses like this are freely accessible!

Is it brunch time?

medium.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

383 days ago

Sharing this as a reminder that self-care isn't about treating yourself to life's little pleasures. Self-care is dirty work (like going to the dentist and paying the bills), but it must be done.

Self-care involves asking for help; it involves vulnerability; it involves being painfully honest with yourself and your loved ones about what you need.

What Nobody Tells You About Self-Care

themighty.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

383 days ago

a.k.a. The (New) Product Manager Mantra

Good product managers create compelling products. They build products that customers love and share with others. They create emotional experiences that are essential to people. They build painkillers, not vitamins.

The Modern Day Good Product Manager/Bad Product

medium.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

396 days ago

There's a 3-hour chunk blocked in my calendar every week so I can be alone for work or general life planning. Thank you for the validation, random Medium article.

The Sanctity of Your Calendar

medium.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

427 days ago

Nice to know that my champagne method is backed by evidence 🍾

This Is The Most Fun Way To Improve Every Part Of Your Life

bakadesuyo.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

443 days ago

I love how this just gently reminds me to not force cheerfulness and positivity on myself. Grumpy can be good.

Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered

bbc.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

446 days ago

People. Planet. Profit.

Social entrepreneurs have a triple bottom line to consider: people, planet, and profit.

5 Social Entrepreneurship Essentials

entrepreneur.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

457 days ago

Note to self: read more, then write more than what was read.

Create more than you consume

medium.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

508 days ago

That takeaway though.

Our obligation isn’t to minimize our carbon footprint at the expense of all other considerations; it’s to try to be prudent, taking those considerations into account.

Vegetarian or omnivore: The environmental implications of diet

washingtonpost.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

508 days ago

This made me reflect on the quality of sleep and the content of my dreams for the past six years.

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

brainpickings.org

Deirdre Remida Conde

536 days ago

This just changed my mind about corn. And maybe even corn-fed meat. 😳

In defense of corn, the world’s most important food crop

washingtonpost.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

536 days ago

Recently realized that spending (poorly planned) quality time with friends can do much more for my mental health than forcing solitude at times that I've had enough.

The Myth of Quality Time

nytimes.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

548 days ago

I can finally answer a bit more confidently when someone asks if I know what I'm doing.

It starts with setting a vision for the product, which requires you to research, research, and then research some more your market, your customer and the problem they have that you’re trying to solve.

What is a Product Manager?

medium.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

548 days ago

Note to self: buy more corked wine.

How Millennials (Almost) Killed the Wine Cork

theatlantic.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

550 days ago

Without a doubt, I am guilty of this. And all of its implications. Must check self.

The phrase cripples our range of expression and flattens the complex role that emotions do play in our reasoning.

Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like’

nytimes.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

554 days ago

Salad, although vegan-friendly, is not exempted from being unsustainable.

Why salad is so overrated

washingtonpost.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

562 days ago

the American Dream isn't just about getting rich, but rather getting there by being different, by being yourself. It's a get-weird-quick scheme, and it's beautiful more often than it's bountiful.

Why 'Hamilton' Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Better Than Perfect

rollingstone.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

562 days ago

"When we throw away food, it sits in a landfill and just rots. This rot produces methane gas. Methane gas is a greenhouse gas that is classified as having 21 times more global warming potential than carbon dioxide."

Food Waste and Sustainability

sustainabilitybox.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

563 days ago

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

nymag.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

564 days ago

Because gender equality isn't only for women and the LGBT community. Men need it too.

Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest

nytimes.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

565 days ago

Going meatless helps alleviate more than one global problem. It's not just about carbon emissions anymore. It's also about conserving water.

Meat consumption, which requires significantly more water than a vegetarian or low-meat diet, is spiking as a growing middle class in countries such as China and India can afford to eat more pork, chicken and beef.

We’re running out of water, and the world’s powers are very worried

revealnews.org

Deirdre Remida Conde

565 days ago

At some point within the last six months, I made a decision to go out more. It was because for two years, I settled down; and it was such a comfortable experience that I lost my ability to hustle.

Is Staying In the New Going Out?

nytimes.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

568 days ago

My heroine and queen 👑

The greatest thing we can do is to give each other a safe space to truly, truly be ourselves in the world."

Sara Bareilles Shares The Advice She'd Give To Young Women Today

huffingtonpost.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

569 days ago

Best piece I've read so far tackling fish farming and its environmental effects. Now thinking about how to do this in the Philippines 🤔

The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers are Starting an Economic Revolution

medium.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

573 days ago

A different take on depression as an allergic reaction to sugar (among other things)

Could Depression Be an Allergic Reaction?

psychcentral.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

577 days ago

Something to think about the next time we call something "empowering".

This version of empowerment can be actively disempowering: It’s a series of objects and experiences you can purchase while the conditions determining who can access and accumulate power stay the same.

How ‘Empowerment’ Became Something for Women to Buy

nytimes.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

584 days ago

Well-written piece on what people consider beautiful and attractive.

Am I Ugly?

nautil.us

Deirdre Remida Conde

584 days ago

Might attempt to emulate this hairstyle in real life. For the sole reason of feeling like I'm in a TV show as well 😂

Why Everyone on TV Has the Same Hair

racked.com

Deirdre Remida Conde

585 days ago

Take home point: I am a sprinter/wanderer in my emerging adulthood phase. Let's see how this turns out then.

Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career?

nytimes.com

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