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The History of the Ampersand
These days everybody knows about the ampersand. It’s one of typography’s most unique and interesting characters.
Google and the Resurgence of Italian Design
Once upon a time, we had products that were colorful, in shapes that were quirky, whimsical, and expressive. Interesting! And then, almost…
The most modern woman of Medieval Europe was a queen by birth, a warrior and murderer by legend
Eleanor of Aquitaine was not to be trifled with
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Why I’m not surprised when I hear that powerful men are fucking creeps
A friend visited me in Montreal a few weeks ago, and the conversation came to my history with sex-related trauma and how it’s affected me…
Hey, can you ‘do the UX’ for us?
— Hi, I’m John, UX designer starting today on this project.
You Have More Than Enough Time, You’re Just Not Spending it Right
“I don’t have enough time.” We’ve all said it before.
Robert Scoble and Me
Foo Camp, the original unconference thrown by O’Reilly every year, is one of my favorite events in the technology world. In many ways, it’s…
The Ultimate Survival Guide to Not Fitting In
Someone once told me to write about what I know, so here’s this:
Why Even Ambitious People Rarely Become Successful
Success is not extrinsic.
Benjamin P. Hardy
Want To Become A Multi-Millionaire? Do These 15 Things Immediately.
“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become…
Benjamin P. Hardy
The 2 Choices Everyone Working On Themselves Is Faced With
A year ago, I was leaving work when a few friends asked me if I wanted to go out to the bars.
The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare
Why did Casper sue a mattress blogger? A closer look reveals a secret, multimillion-dollar battle to get you into bed.
I Was Suspended from Facebook for my #MeToo Post
Sunday night, like so many other women, I created a #MeToo post. Instead of telling a story of sexual harassment, I showed it.
You fired your top talent. I hope you’re happy.
I recently read a story here titled “We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made.”
The Cryptocurrency Trading Bible Two: The Seven Deadly Sins of Technical Analysis
So you read the original Cryptocurrency Trading Bible and you jumped head first into the great game?
How open source licenses work and how to add them to your projects
Recently, there was some exciting news for developers around the world. Facebook changed the license of multiple libraries they develop…
Web development explained to a time traveler from ten years ago
From Components to Containers, we write our software differently now.
What Elon Musk Taught Me About Growing A Business
This article is based on a presentation I gave at HubSpot’s annual INBOUND event (this year, the event has grown to 21,000+ people).
Remarks At The 2017 Liberty Medal Ceremony
Thank you, Joe, my old, dear friend, for those mostly undeserved kind words. Vice President Biden and I have known each other for a lot of…
A Letter to Jamie Dimon
(And anyone else still struggling to understand cryptocurrencies)
What is technical debt? And why does almost every startup have it?
Technical debt is any code added now that will take more work to fix at a later time — typically with the purpose of achieving rapid gains.
While Apple is taking away buttons, we found a way to add one.
Apple has never been afraid to take design risks. Earlier this year, Apple made headlines when it revealed a new iPhone design that left…
Ghost buttons: Why you should be afraid.
Ghost buttons are everywhere…but did you know they were called that?
Tesla’s New Car Smell
by Jean-Louis Gassée