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Recommended reading

April is right around the corner, Roadies. I pledge that this blog will be a no-prank zone. Straight up content as always. Meanwhile, here are the blog posts I liked best this week.

💻 Seth Godin has some very direct words about Google: how it behaves like a centralized government, with all the control that implies and the trouble that brings. Read Clearing the table

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Canon PowerShot S95, 2015.

💻 I’m deeply introverted, with classic difficulty mingling in a crowd. Dave Kellogg is an introvert too, but he’s a former tech CEO who had to learn. He offers some great tips for leaders who also need to learn. Read The Introvert’s Guide to Glad-Handing

💻 As a people manager in a technology company, I sometimes have to say hard things to people who report to me. So many managers are colossally bad at it. Dave Bailey, writing for Medium, offers a way to do it using principles of nonviolent communication that, if you practice, will help you deliver critical feedback with the greatest chance of it being received and acted on. Read How to Deliver Constructive Feedback in Difficult Situations

📷Mike Johnston always hopes he has the right camera on him when he stumbles upon a scene he wishes to photograph — because each camera’s inherent limitations determine what he can and can’t do. Read Smartphone Sunday

📷 Do you refrigerate your film? Johnny Martyr doesn’t anymore — because he only stocks what he’ll shoot shortly. He says it’s quite freeing. Read Your Film Doesn’t Need To Be Refrigerated: Less Shopping, More Shooting

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5 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Marcus Peddle says:

    Thank you for the Recommended Reading post every weekend. I can’t seem to find good photography blogs on my own, but I’ve learned about some excellent ones from you.

  2. Excellent selection this week Jim!

    I really enjoyed the Smartphone Sunday post, but wow some blogs are still trapped in about 1995 design wise!

    • At least it’s readable. Some of the older blog templates kicking around were meant for smaller screen resolutions and are kind of a bear to read.

      • It’s just annoying many blogs still have that cramped three column format and once you scroll down half a page the text is tiny in the middle third and the third either side is just dead space. Not ideal on a big screen and pretty awful on a tablet or mobile! Anyway!

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