2013 in articles

Someone once told me at a young age, "you are the compilation of the books you read, movies you watch, and people you surround yourself with". 2013 was a year of surrounding myself with some of the most talented designers, engineers, producers, and other team members at Airbnb. They inspired me, challenged me, and helped me grow. My only wish is I provided the same challenges to them in return. 

We also read a lot, sharing articles and discoveries back and forth. Here are some of those pieces.

The Inferno of Independence Frank Chimero

Mr. Chemex: The Eccentric Inventor Who Reimagined the Perfect Cup of Coffee Collectors Weekly

Fail Safe: Debbie Millman’s Advice on Courage and the Creative Life Brain Pickings

What Data Can't Do NY Times

Redefining Ownership NPR

Golden Age of UI Wired

Why Leaders Eat Last Simon Sinek

The School for Poetic Computation NY Times

Everything you Need to Know About Startups Commonwealth Club

Design for Offline A List Apart

Impersonating the Machine Book Two

Are You Sure? Radio Lab

Diabo Dreams of Coffee Roads & Kingdoms

The Complete Guide to Setting Goals Quartz

This is how a Helsingin Sanomat journalist tried to save Nokia Helsingin Sanomat

Growthism Harvard Business Review

As a Man Thinketh Growth.co

Nelly Ben Heyoun Protein

Let There be an iPhone NY Times

Cheap Razor Made after P&G Watches Indians Shave AP

How to be More LIke Uber & Airbnb Forbes 

Creating the Best Workplace on Earth Harvard Business Review 

64-year-old woman swims from Cuba to Florida without shark AP

The Dribbblisation of Design Intercom

Chinese Web Design Patterns CX Partners

Tim Cook Interview BloombergBusinessWeek

Belonging Today Institute for Public Knowledge

Starbucks Goes Local BrandChannel

How Not to Stay on Top NY Times

If Steve Ballmer ran Apple Stratechery

On Owning It Seth Godin

5 Startup Hiring Mistakes That Can Crush Your Culture On Startups

Secret Ingredient for Success NY Times