Full-Stack Designer, Next Pseudoscience Health Craze & More Reading List Highlights

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1. America Wants Oprah In The White House

By Dave DeVille – Z100

Digest: Small Business

Curator: Marc Prosser, Michael Heiligenstein

Is Oprah the next POTUS? Maybe she could be. After all, she would definitely have some supporters. A poll from Fit Small Business asked 500 people their opinion of six different entrepreneurs and 28% of those polled want Oprah in the White House.

Strangely enough, Ms. O was also the most disliked of the group, which also included Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Cuban, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos.

When broken down by gender, Zuckerberg is most liked by the ladies while Cuban is the gentlemen’s favorite. The survey also found that people either don’t know, or don’t like, Amazon bigwig Bezos. Check out the most and least likable entrepreneurs below and the rest of the survey results HERE. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cDLF6P


2. What is a Full-Stack Designer, and Should You be One?

By Dustin Cartwright, Webdesigner Depot

Digest: Design

Curators: Eugenio Monforte, Phillip Chao

In the “old” days, it was fairly straightforward. There was very clear separation between the design and development groups, with very few people doing both. Now though, it’s fairly uncommon to find a web designer that doesn’t also do some sort of development or UX work as well. The problem is that now a “web designer” could mean someone who only does design, does design and some code, or may even handle the full design to development process! Enter the full-stack designer. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cDJjDH


3. WhatsApp Launches Status, an Encrypted Snapchat Stories Clone

By Josh Constine – TechCrunch

Digest: Mobile

Curator: Edith Yeung

If WhatsApp Status takes off, it could hinder Snap’s global growth opportunity in user-generated content, forcing it to rely on squeezing more cash out of existing users, or earning more revenue from hardware or professional content. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cDIgL1


4. 24 Exceptional Women-Hosted Podcasts for Entrepreneurs in 2017

By Matt Mayberry – Entrepreneur Magazine

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship

Curator: Lorel Sim

Podcasts hosted by women! There’s something for everyone. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cDIDXz


5. The Next Pseudoscience Health Craze Is All About Genetics

By Kristen V. Brown – Gizmodo

Digest: Health

Curator: R. Scott Munro

This Gizmodo article focuses mainly on a startup, DNA Lifestyle Couch, but also speaks more broadly about the dangers of genetics as a “pseudoscience”. Companies like DNA Lifestyle Couch are actively giving health advice based on genetic tests (advice such as how much of certain vitamins to take). This is incredibly scary, and has very little actual scientific backing… Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cDHLpf


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