Weekend Reading

This week’s links:

  • 25 Big Ideas for 2012: from Wired UK. “Social design and Facebook’s next big move.”
  • John Battelle’s 2012 Predictions: Among them: “Twitter will become a force as a media company, not just a platform for others’ media. To do so, it will improve its #Discover feature and roll out something like Flipboard.” and “Every major player on the Internet will have to do a deal with Twitter, and Twitter will emerge as a Swiss like, open, neutral player in the battle for the consumer web.”
  • The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives: from Forbes. “Habit # 1:  They see themselves and their companies as dominating their environment.”
  • Management Team – While Building the Business: by Fred Wilson. “Building the business largely means building the management team. They are one and the same. Many founders are naturally talented at building product and building the user base. But building the company comes harder to them.”
  • Identity Politics in India: by Atanu Dey. “The identity that matters most during elections is our identity as responsible citizens. We care not about the identity or the personality of the candidate but rather what ideas and ideals the candidate holds and whether those ideas will lead to social welfare. We care about honesty and decency, about public order and private enterprise. It is that identity of ours that we should wear proudly on our chests and act accordingly at the ballot box.”

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