Links of the Week #70


1: How to get the work you want

Great advice here from Daniel Mall for students or anyone with a budding career in digital/creative. Mall, speaking from personal experience, discusses how, through networking and being smart, you can reach your work goals and run in the right circles. Unbeknownst to me, I try to channel a lot of these traits, so it’s good to see them written down.

2: 2013: The Year in Interactive Storytelling

Interactive journalism porn. 2013 was the year when the ‘Snowfall’ (look it up) way of doing things became the norm, and media brands from NYT to WSJ to The Guardian to Complex and further took it upon themselves to tell great stories with interactivity. Also see this doc for more.

3:  The 80 Rules of Social Media

Normally steer clear of posts with titles like this since they’re usually junk, but the brilliant Jeremy Waite (follow him if you aren’t already) has come up with a monstrous posts with lots of relevant, real world advice for social media practitioners.

4: What makes a football player smart?

Not the usual for a link on here, but I’m a huge sports fan too, and this piece from the New Yorker about how ‘football intelligence’ can overcome sheer physical might was a great read. The NFL playoffs begun this weekend too, worth a watch if you’ve never seen a game before and have an open mind.

5: Why your job may be killing you – Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek’s vaunted TED Talk ‘Start With Why’ and the accompanying book discusses how great leaders can inspire with a holistic vision that employees and customers can buy into. In this video, Sinek is relaxed and comes across as a guy with enormous brain power and the application to change the world with it. Good watch.