Cosmos, apps, and selling your company. This week’s Shortlist. 26/11/14

Been a while. Enjoy it, brothers of Earth.

Your brain on mobile. Constantly feel fried from always on your phone? You’re not alone. There’s a reason why they’re calling mobile phones the cigarette of our generation (or we could have just made that up).

What I Learned From Building An App For Low-Income Americans. Nice insight and story on what it takes to target an often-overlooked audience group.

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI. Don’t just leave it to the designers — school up on what it takes to make something beautiful on the web.

Introducing Charted. The guys over at Medium created a tool that automates beautiful charts just by uploading a CSV file.

How to successfully validate your idea with a Landing Page MVP. Remember, the value of an idea isn’t the idea itself but the effort involved in proving your thinking.

The Founder’s Guide To Selling Your Company. Whether you’re selling a company or working for a big one, there’s some great business insight in here to get your head around what it takes to sell. quietly disrupts the problem of online identity login. Who would have thought innovation to come from the Poms!

And, a must mention if you haven’t seen it: Cosmos — A Spacetime Odyssey is a brilliant show that reminds us the importance of storytelling when talking about foreign topics. Find the first episode here, and then then continue to watch here.

“Competition whose motive is merely to compete, to drive some other fellow out, never
carries very far.” - Henry Ford

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