Josh Javier

content specialist at Spiralytics // saves more stuff than he can actually read

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Josh Javier

25 days ago

Business planning may seem boring, but it's actually a creative endeavor that forces an entrepreneur to think out-of-the-box and visualize the future of a company.

INSIGHTS: The Guthrie-Jensen Blog

guthriejensen.com

Josh Javier

55 days ago

AI trends have redefined mobile marketing in the modern age. From chatbots to dynamic apps, integrating AI into marketing strategies is a must to be successful in the future.

How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Mobile Marketing

blog.spiralytics.com

Josh Javier

153 days ago

This Is How To Be Productive: 4 Secrets From The Stoics

bakadesuyo.com

Josh Javier

163 days ago

“Resistance training counteracts all those bone losses and postural deficits,” he says. Through a process known as bone remodeling, strength training stimulates the development of bone osteoblasts: cells that build bones back up. While you can achieve some of these bone benefits through aerobic exercise, especially in your lower body, resistance training is really the best way to maintain and enhance total-body bone strength.

Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You

time.com

Josh Javier

166 days ago

Reality check, for the people who praise the "hard" work of working crazy work hours.

We all have work to do. Do good work. Do creative work. Do thoughtful work. Do your best. But there’s no need to flatter yourself about how hard it was.

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t do hard work

m.signalvnoise.com

Josh Javier

166 days ago

"Maybe in the past, you thought someone was crazy or lazy, but now we've learned more," Im said. "It's a continuum. A lot of those things [like increased Internet access] allow you to become more sensitive to others."

The Millennial Obsession With Self-Care

npr.org

Josh Javier

167 days ago

The Gospel of Hard Work, According to Silicon Valley

wired.com

Josh Javier

170 days ago

Is it a good idea to adopt a brutalist design for my upcoming personal blog? Hmmm.

This is what a brutalist world would look like on your phone

theverge.com

Josh Javier

172 days ago

Sometimes, short little gems like this can be the ones that inspire me the most.

The Work You Do, the Person You Are

newyorker.com

Josh Javier

172 days ago

There's beauty in the old ways of doing things, and we often see them only when contrasted against the clumsiness of technological innovation.

Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

npr.org

Josh Javier

173 days ago

researchers Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir found that not having enough of a resource, particularly money, can actually make us less polite, more impulsive, and even lower our cognitive abilities. We get tunnel vision, the researchers write, and we can’t step back and assess our situation objectively.

The Money Advice I Wish I'd Learned Sooner  

twocents.lifehacker.com

Josh Javier

177 days ago

I realize growth can be a step to humanity's doom... if we don't play our hand the right way.

Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history?

theguardian.com

Josh Javier

184 days ago

Bill Gates has a message for every college grad who wants to change the world

mic.com

Josh Javier

184 days ago

An eye-opening read on the "if you're not with us, you're against us" type of thinking that permeates society these days.

if you value open-mindedness, as liberals claim to do, and you see another group as prejudiced, might their perceived prejudice actually increase your prejudice against them?

Why Liberals Aren’t as Tolerant as They Think

politico.com

Josh Javier

191 days ago

"There is no prison more secure than the one you don't know you're in."

Tech’s Frightful Five: They’ve Got Us

nytimes.com

Josh Javier

191 days ago

Dwayne Johnson for President!

gq.com

Josh Javier

193 days ago

we saw two others kids on the street who were hunting the same Pokémon, and we almost got into a fight with them. It struck me how similar the situation was to the conflict between Jews and Muslims about the holy city of Jerusalem. When you look at the objective reality of Jerusalem, all you see are stones and buildings. There is no holiness anywhere. But when you look through the medium of smartbooks (such as the Bible and the Qur’an), you see holy places and angels everywhere.

The meaning of life in a world without work

theguardian.com

Josh Javier

194 days ago

Idea: one of the revived pathogens is the T-virus which has developed antibiotic resistance through centuries of being buried under the ice

There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

bbc.com

Josh Javier

194 days ago

Modern age economics

William Baumol, whose famous economic theory explains the modern world, has died

vox.com

Josh Javier

194 days ago

The pursuit of meaning, not happiness

What is the story we tell ourselves about ourselves?

Prioritizing these three things will improve your life — and maybe even save it

washingtonpost.com

Josh Javier

194 days ago

instead of pulling your phone out and reading one more pseudo-motivational quote on social media, encouraging you to follow your dreams, turn your phone off and get to work.

Millennials, Want to Be Successful? This Is the 1 and Only Habit You Need to Master

inc.com

Josh Javier

194 days ago

The 20/80 principle

Rather than attempt to design a wholly new, perfect solution, oftentimes it’s better to find areas where an incremental change will lead to significant renovation in the system. The smallest nudge for the biggest effect.

Design Thinking Needs To Think Bigger

fastcodesign.com

Josh Javier

214 days ago

Ah, the power of subtlety.

How to Win Your Next Political Argument

nymag.com

Josh Javier

214 days ago

"many of the most prolific artists, writers, and innovators have become so in part because of their reliance on work routines that forced them to put in a certain number of hours a day, no matter how uninspired (or, in many instances, hungover) they might have felt."

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

hbr.org

Josh Javier

216 days ago

Must-read. 📖

How To Invest In Yourself.

medium.com

Josh Javier

219 days ago

Turns out it's not just a myth 🙄

"And then there are perks that might be myths: one Global Services member told me that if you want a seat, United will kick another passenger off the plane."

The Madness of Airline Élite Status

newyorker.com

Josh Javier

219 days ago

"maybe you're preparing for the pitch presentation of your life and you're scared shitless because public speaking isn't your thing. Instead of playing it safe and planning to use a teleprompter, why not invite some friends over and go big--pitch to them as though your life depended on it, with no notes or visual aids, and see what happens when you crash and screw up embarrassingly in front of them. You'll live, you'll learn, and by the time of the big day, you'll be ready to deliver your presentation with more belief and confidence than anyone else in the room."

How to Use Pain to Become Mentally Stronger (Most Successful People Do This Naturally)

inc.com

Josh Javier

219 days ago

"You already found your passion, you’re just ignoring it. Seriously, you’re awake 16 hours a day, what the fuck do you do with your time? You’re doing something, obviously. You’re talking about something. There’s some topic or activity or idea that dominates a significant amount of your free time, your conversations, your web browsing, and it dominates them without you consciously pursuing it or looking for it."

Screw Finding Your Passion

markmanson.net

Josh Javier

219 days ago

"A difficult conversation just doesn’t seem so difficult anymore. A tight deadline not so intimidating. Relationship problems not so problematic."

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym

nymag.com

Josh Javier

219 days ago

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

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Josh Javier

220 days ago

"StumbleUpon is best used as a powerful arrow in your bow, used to accelerate your additional strategies – but not to define it."

The Advanced Guide to StumbleUpon Marketing

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Josh Javier

220 days ago

technology cycles move faster than planning cycles ever could, so we need to take a more Bayesian approach to strategy. Instead of trying to get every move right -- which is impossible in today's environment -- we need to try to become less wrong over time. Essentially, we need to treat strategy like a role playing game, taking quests that earn us experience and artifacts along the way.

Don't Look for a Great Idea. Look for a Good Problem

inc.com

Josh Javier

226 days ago

Strive to gain as much insight into their psyche as you can and then mimic it within your own life every chance you get.

3 Lessons About Mental Toughness You Can Learn From Yoda

entrepreneur.com

Josh Javier

226 days ago

"Design is not perfect pixels. Design is service to people who want hire a service or pay for a product to do work for them. The best design gets that work done without drawing attention to itself."

10 Things I’ve Learned from Being a Digital Marketer

campaignmonitor.com

Josh Javier

227 days ago

Quality over quantity.

A key factor here is to always only reach out to quality websites. If you think a website is a bit spammy and does not produce quality content, skip it.

The Ultimate Link Building Guide

socialmediaexplorer.com

Josh Javier

227 days ago

Another proof that content marketing is "the only marketing left"

As Google and other search engines get better at determining content quality, the winners and losers in the search results will begin to shift in dramatic ways.

How machine learning impacts the need for quality content

searchengineland.com

Josh Javier

227 days ago

Can't find a phrase to quote, it all makes perfect sense. Awesome piece! 👍

Life Is a Video Game—Here Are the Cheat Codes

markmanson.net

Josh Javier

227 days ago

"we’ve come to believe that world-class performance comes after 10,000 hours of practice. But that’s wrong. It comes after 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, 12,500 hours of deliberate rest, and 30,000 hours of sleep."

Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too

nautil.us

Josh Javier

227 days ago

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

stories.buffer.com

Josh Javier

227 days ago

15 Things You Need in Place for Creating Your Personal Brand

quicksprout.com

Josh Javier

228 days ago

1) Sumall isn't free anymore
2) Google Docs Research Tool is now "Explore"
3) Skitch is discontinued
4) Still a great resource for learning content marketers

9 Essential Content Marketing Apps That Will Grow Your Blog Traffic

neilpatel.com

Josh Javier

229 days ago

This is why I had wanted a customer service job as my first job even if it was completely unrelated to my major. It taught me not just skill, but more importantly the attitude with which to approach every new challenge at work and in life.

15 Customer Service Skills that Every Employee Needs

helpscout.net

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