Net2 Recommends - August's Interesting Posts From Around The Web

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The NetSquared team reads and shares lots of different blog posts, articles, reports, and surveys within our team. We have a lot of fun sharing within the team and it occurred to us that we should start sharing them with you, too! Net2 Recommends is a monthly series of news and blog posts from around the web that we found interesting or inspiring, mind-bending or opinion-changing, fun or just plain weird.

  • What Is It About 20-Somethings?
    New York Times
    What's going on with the 20-somethings and where has all the productivity gone? According to this story, "One-third of people in their 20s move to a new residence every year. Forty percent move back home with their parents at least once. They go through an average of seven jobs in their 20s, more job changes than in any other stretch." At NetSquared, we see loads of productive, creative, and just plain genius 20-somethings in the projects, teams, and organizations that we serve and we're proud to be part of and industry that is the exception to the rule!

  • Dear Future
    thxthxthx
    Leah Dieterich shares a thank you note every day on her blog - and this note reminds us that the future is only make-believe and nothing to be afraid of. As we operate in a community-driven process, it's great to remember that we are all making where we go tomorrow; and that's pretty fun!

  • What Exactly Is a Social Entrepreneur?
    New York Times
    This story defines the motivations and characteristics that make up a social entrepreneur. It got us thinking: what does "social entrepreneur" mean to the NetSquared community? Do you use the term for yourself or your work? What term do you most identify with instead?

  • The importance of sketching and why you should be doing it
    10,000 Words
    This story outlines how visual representations can help streamline the creative process, and outlines the technology that is helping visual people visualize their ideas. Are you using sketches to move your projects along? What are your tips for the sketching process and what is your favorite technology to digitize and share your sketches?

  • Five Warning Signs Your Innovation Efforts Are Going Off the Rails
    Harvard Business Review
    How is your team avoiding common innovation pitfalls or digging out after falling in?

  • Act of kindness at Trader Joe's sparks outpouring of charitable support on Facebook
    USA Today
    This story is just another reminder that you can try to create a viral campaign, but the best ones are spontaneous and contagious in their own right.

  • University Website
    xkcd
    Do you know why people come to your website? Do you answer their questions on the front page? This comic shares how many university websites are getting it wrong AND offers a bit of insight about what users really want.

 

Do you have a post from the last month that you'd like to share? Either post a comment below or write your own post, here, on the NetSquared Community blog.

 

Image Courtesy: 10,000 Words and Courtesy Watch.