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Apt Reading

We use Instapaper to remember to read good stuff on the web. We thought you might find some of it interesting too, so here’s what we’ve been reading lately:

Starred picks:

My Thoughts on Codecademy - O'Reilly School of Technology

http://blog.oreillyschool.com/2011/12/my-thoughts-on-codecademy.html

What Customers Want from Your Products - HBS Working Knowledge

http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/5170.html

Reid Hoffman: The network philosopher (Wired UK)

http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2012/04/features/reid-hoffman-network-philosopher?page=all

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Convertible Note Seed Financings (But Were Afraid To Ask) | TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/07/convertible-note-seed-financings/

The inadmissible assumptions - Charlie's Diary

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2012/04/the-inadmissible-assumptions.html

The Tim Ferriss Effect: Lessons From My Successful Book Launch - Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelellsberg/2012/01/11/the-tim-ferriss-effect/print/

Killing Orson Welles at Midnight by Zadie Smith | The New York Review of Books

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/apr/28/killing-orson-welles-midnight/?pagination=false

To read:

The Minecraft Guide for Parents

http://www.safariflow.com/library/view/The+Minecraft+Guide+for+Parents/9780133521931/ch03.html

After the Techcrunch bump: Life in the "Trough of Sorrow"

http://andrewchen.co/2012/09/10/after-the-techcrunch-bump-life-in-the-trough-of-sorrow/

The Importance of Differentiated Product Management Roles | On Product Management

http://onproductmanagement.net/2011/03/21/differentiated-pm-roles/

50 Books That Define the Past Five Years in Literature

http://flavorwire.com/425953/50-books-that-define-the-past-five-years-in-literature/

101 Spring Street, Donald Judd's Building in New York: Places: Design Observer

http://places.designobserver.com/feature/donald-judd-spring-street/26248/

Advice to a Non-Technical CEO of a Software Startup | On the Way to Somewhere Else

http://skipwalter.net/2012/03/02/advice-to-a-non-technical-ceo-of-a-software-startup/

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 211, William Gibson

http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6089/the-art-of-fiction-no-211-william-gibson

Rick Rubin - Recording Industry - Rock Music - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/02/magazine/02rubin.t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

IAPP : Big Data=Big Oil?

https://www.privacyassociation.org/publications/2013_03_20_big_data_big_oil

Frank Chimero × Blog × Text Playlists

http://frankchimero.com/blog/2010/05/text-playlists/

Archive:

You don't need a growth hacker

http://andrewchen.co/2012/09/17/you-dont-need-a-growth-hacker/

My Thoughts on Codecademy - O'Reilly School of Technology

http://blog.oreillyschool.com/2011/12/my-thoughts-on-codecademy.html

Ebook publishing platforms are a joke | FutureBook

http://futurebook.net/content/ebook-publishing-platforms-are-joke

isolani - Web Standards: Web App Mistakes: Condemned to repeat

http://isolani.co.uk/blog/standards/WebAppMistakesWeAreCondemnedToRepeat

The Importance of Marketing Analytics

http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-importance-of-marketing-analytics

Six Steps to Put Christensen's Jobs-to-be-Done Theory into Practice - Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stephenwunker/2012/02/07/six-steps-to-put-christensens-jobs-to-be-done-theory-into-practice/2/

Bobby Womack: 'I can sing my ass off, better than I could before' | Music | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/may/24/bobby-womack-sing-better-before

Is Your Brand Great At Digital Marketing? A Diagnostic Framework.

http://www.kaushik.net/avinash/brand-digital-marketing-diagnostic-framework/

MoneyBall for Startups: Invest BEFORE Product/Market Fit, Double-Down AFTER. - Master of 500 Hats

http://500hats.typepad.com/500blogs/2010/07/moneyball-for-startups.html

Jane Litte explains the DoJ suit very well, and I have a couple of points to add – The Shatzkin Files

http://www.idealog.com/blog/jane-litte-explains-the-doj-suit-very-well-and-i-have-a-couple-of-points-to-add