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Weekly Review #23

If you read one article this week, make it TechCrunch’s amazingly huge and comprehensive article on the San Francisco tech gentrification controversy. Author Kim Mai breaks down the issue’s parts, history, and underlying causes so methodically that you really can’t have a meaningful conversation with anyone about this issue without reading this article. She offers actionable plans toward solution for every party involved here, and concludes that while tech is a good scapegoat for the problem (and a contributor) it is not the only culprit. Read and learn.

Women consistently underestimate themselves despite equal or greater achievements than men. Good example of the inherent differences between the sexes that makes universal equal opportunities difficult. I remember Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In book having good tips on how to address this.

Kevin Dewalt offers a step by step guide to turning your blog into a book with minimum hassle. Make writing a book easier, too, if all you have to do is focus on one post at a time. If you can write consistently, you can write a book. And you should write a book!

Waitbutwhy continues their surprisingly informative content that’s packaged as easily sharable with a guide to picking a life partner. Basically, you need a good friend you’re comfortable with and determined to make marriage work.

Eddy Azar’s public notes on Michael Ellsberg’s The Education of Millionaires includes several meaty takeaways:

  • Marketing & sales are the core of any big change in the world. It’s the only way to make a
    difference or make money. It’s how you make things people want, and it’s how people see that
    they want what you’ve made. Every great figure throughout history, was a great marketer.
  • If people know your name before you meet them, you’re set for success. Decide what you want
    people to think when they hear your name, and then make it so.
  • The entrepreneur knows that the only true rules and laws are those of physics (and even those are
    bendable). Social rules, societal rules, ‘laws’, do not need to be heeded. They can be broken, bypassed,
    bent, or ignored depending on what would most help him to create the reality he wants. The world is not fixed and full of rules you must comply to. In fact, all those rules are simply things most people agree with. But, if you don’t want to be like most people, don’t worry about what most people think. Do what makes sense to you, and what your role models do. and its sister are fun simple toys that may come in helpful on a Facebook wall near you.

Passwords are obsolete – the only real way to have users sign in securely is to have them authenticate via email, as Heartbleed is proving firsthand. This post offers a review of why that is and how developers can build a better login page.