Each week I'll share the 5 best articles I read from last week.
Here's the list for this week:
There is a great presentation by Benedict Evans that explains why mobile is very important: Mobile, Context and Discovery.
In this presentation there is a graph that shows industry scale. Mobile networks lead with over 1 trillion dollars in revenue and are much bigger than anything else, such as online advertising.
WhatsApp is disrupting part of this industry (the SMS part, which globally has over $100bn in revenue). Facebook's current revenue can't even be visualized that well on this graph.
I am really fascinated by Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp for a whooping 16 billion USD in cash and stock [link].
The more interesting parts for me isn’t that much the price, but what WhatsApp has built with **only** 50 people (and only 32 engineers):
Never in human history was it possible for 50 people to create so much value (regardless if we think they are worth 16B).
In technology to touch the lives on millions and create a lot of value you don’t have to have a lot of people. You have to have the right people.
Each monday I'll share the 5 best articles I read from last week.
Here's the list for this week:
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A documentary about Warren Buffett, the greatest investor of all time. His decisions about buying shares and companies have beaten the stock market year after year and made him the richest person in the world - thought to be worth 37 billion dollars.
There's a small article on me in elmercurio.cl - Chile's biggest newspaper.
We have released Todoist Next. Check it out!
I am so proud of the team for delivering a world-class result.
Great talk by Guy Kawasaki on what Steve Jobs taught him.
TLDR (for those that don't want to spend 50 minutes watching this):
There’s also article version on CNET here: What I learned from Steve Jobs.
I just released a forked version of vimroom which I call vim-zenroom. It enables you just to focus on the code or the text you are writing, without all the distractions!
It provides following features:
You can go into this using <leader>V (standard vimroom mapping) or <leader>z (in my vimrc).
New version: vim-zenroom2
Some other examples
Enter the Zone easier by just focusing on the code - and nothing else:
It's a lot more powerful than iA Writer and includes code syntax highlighting (for Markdown and reStructuredText):
We live in an interesting time where technology has enabled us to live and work from almost anywhere.
So why not pick a nice place to live?!
3 months ago I moved to Porto, Portugal with my girlfriend. Here's some of the great things about Porto:
Location was important some years ago, but I think it's less relevant now. Even tho' the herd mentality is that you need to be in San Francisco, New York or London to create great things or to connect with great people. I think you can create amazing thing anywhere (in Latin America, in Europe, in Asia etc.) and you can find amazing people anywhere!
Skype is a great example of this: they created a billion dollar company in Europe; and most of the development was done in Estonia (a country of about 1.3 million people, much less than most bigger cities!)
Our company strategy tho' isn't only to hire people from Porto, but to hire them from anywhere in the world.
Living in a nice place is a personal choice and I am amazed the possibilities we have today.
Some of my moments in Porto
Surfing at the local beach
Eating awesome sushi
Kyodai restaurant is amazing. The best sushi I have eaten in Europe.
On 11 different platforms, including Android and iOS.
I am really proud to work with some amazingly talented people. This time we have updated our Android app - - implementing probably the most sophisticated and beautiful todo app for Android.
If you are looking to get more productive you should defiantly check out the new TD for Android!
You can get it (it's free!) and read more about it here:
We recently released new Todoist apps for iPad and iPhone. I think it's some of the best work we have so far done, you should check it out:
We got a lot of coverage of it, but for me the biggest coverage was from Khoi Vinh (former New York Times design director and Todoist user for 6 years):
I can't believe I have been doing this for 6 years! Here's the first review he did of Todoist (and which I also blogged about):