Mystery of Left-Handers, Maker Starter Kits & More Reading List Highlights

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1. Growth Hackers to Follow

By Quora

Digest: Go To Market & Growth

Curator: Nathan Monk

This is a great thread to follow for exceptional growth hackers in our community. I recommend throwing them into a Twitter list and following frequently. Read More

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2. T-Mobile Fined Millions for Selling Unlimited Data Plans that Weren’t Really Unlimited

By Brian Fung – Washington Post

Digest: Mobile

Curator: Edith Yeung

T-Mobile has agreed to pay $7.5 million to the government and to compensate affected consumers with $35.5 million worth of additional mobile data and discounts on phone accessories. Read More

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3. Hiring the Best Candidates: 3 Filters to Add to Your Interview Process

By Jeanne Grunert – CorpNet

Digest: Small Business

Curators: Marc Prosser, Michael Heiligenstein

Some studies estimate that the cost of hiring someone is approximately six to nine months’ of their salary. An employee making on average $40,000 might cost $20,000 or more to find if you factor in the time to recruit, screen, hire and train new employees. With so much on the line for finding a great candidate, it’s critically important to do your best to screen potential employees as rigorously as possible.

Weeding out those who aren’t qualified is easy, but screening the final group for the star performer in the mix is difficult. These three filters to add to your interview process can help. Read More

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4. WASP presents the Maker Economy Starter Kit at Rome Maker Faire 2016


Digest: 3D Printing

Curator: Dilanka

During Maker Faire Rome, a company offered something they call the “Maker Starter Kit”. It’s a container that has a giant 12m 3D Printer. The goal is for someone to be able to create a small self producing village with just the contents of the starter kit. Which means, you could theoretically 3D Print a small enclosure for housing and other necessities.

A bunch of inventors even 3D Printed a house for less than $100. It ain’t pretty, but should still have great applications for charities. Read More

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5. The mystery of why left-handers are so much rarer

By Hannah Fry – BBC

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency

Curator: Miriam Meima

Did you know there is an eye test you can do right now that would show anyone if you are left-handed or right-handed? Only 1 in 10 are left-handed, a special breed indeed. There has been interesting data over the years about how this affect brain activity — in this article you may be surprised at what some researchers are finding. Read More

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