We’re truly blessed to be living in such an interesting digital era.
A thought from Gladwells book on Outliers comes to mind: Startups opening their ‘doors’ in this era have the ability to become over night sensations — companies such as the Instagrams, Snapchats, AirBnB’s of today have thrived in an environment that 50 years ago simply didn’t exist, and in 50 years time may be as saturated as the aviation industry. The time for the picking is right now.
With that begin said, like Oprah, I began to compile a list of my favorite things, about a year ago i released my first. This list is limited only to funky digital things that find my attention, mostly sourced through my twitter account Steve Fortuin
Find V2.0 of this list below. Natural learning curve progression after V1.0 means that there is a list of favs and a list of upandcomers. I trust you’ll enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed finding them.
All time favorites
- Medium: because everybody deserves a clean white slate to write on as opposed to a slightly off-whiter one with the heads of your notes branded to a pane on the left.
- Honeycomb: Life goal, think of my life just like this.
- Coffitivity: Coffee store creativity, wherever you are.
- Angelist: hoping I don’t take too much flack for this one, I’ve really seen a change in the last 6m!
- Slack: I’ve read read the criticisms, I’ve been frustrated by the bugs, but something keeps me coming back to it, like that craft beer with the rough after taste that you just can’t get enough of.
- SnapScan: While there are many similar
- Snapchat: a change is as good as a holiday.
- Eventerprise: Doing to events, what the Ark did for Noah
- Gnackapp: If these guys manage to pull off what they say they can, in the way they can #gamechanger
- Ubereats: admittedly I’ve gotten over Uber after doing some travel and realizing how unreliable the service and userbility is in foreign (non english) spots — but the potential uberEats has to disrupt the antiquated food delivery market is one I cannot ignore. Especially in my hometown, Cape Town, South Africa.
- Number26: digital banking at its finest.
- Klipfolio: snuck into my list this morning, snuggly fitting into so.ving for a burning need right now.
- Calendy: taking the headache out of time zones when managing global businesses
Short and sweet. Reach out to me and tell me what I’ve missed. Steve Fortuin