Summary of moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

Chapter 1 - The Smartest Man is hard to find Josh a journalist, covering the 2005 US Memory champs meets Ed Cooke, an English memory grandmaster who tells him a little more about the unknown world of ‘mental athletes’. Basically begins to realise that people with photographic/rain man type memories probably don’... read more

Summary of The One Thing by Gary Keller

Intro The importance of finding focus isn’t anything new. It’s something aspiring business people talk about all the time. Everyone knows or is aware of its benefits and yet we all find it so hard to practice. Gary Kellers simple read, The One Thing, offers great insight into focu... read more

Summary of The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Intro Ben Horowitz is probably best known as one of two founders of Andreessen Horowitz, a $4 billion venture capital firm formed with Marc Andreessen. With this in mind, before I began to read this great book, I was under the impression it would be heavily focussed on investment. It soon ... read more

Summary of The guide to UX Leadership by Dave Malouf

You have to understand before leading Good book to read before embarking on this is first 90 days by Michael watkins Must be genuinely interested and empathise with other people to succeed Must understand companies business model and how design can improve it You must ask the right questions. Identify the 5 ... read more

Summary of the subtle art of not giving a f*ck

Chapter 1 - Don't try Today most cultures are obsessed with trying to be happier, healthier, faster, better, smarter, sexier, richer etc. Most of which are wildly unrealistic. The problem with this is that all this positive talk about achieving this stuff actually only really reminds the majority of people all ... read more

Things you should do after reading a good book

Read it again There seems to be this obsession with quantity over quality, when it comes to reading books. I fall into this trap all the time. The reality is though, there is a very limited amount of time and so far better to read a handful of great books ... read more

A huge checklist of UX and UI design best practices

This article contains an ever growing checklist of UX/UI best practices I've picked up from various books and articles during my 10 year career in UX design. Whenever I find myself discussing one with my team or referenced in a book, I add it to this list. Hoping to turn ... read more

Summary of Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Phil Knight was a very competitive runner. The one liner about the book is that essentially Nike was formed out of Phil being a very competitive runner and believing that he could create shoes that people would love to wear and would help them with their running. He started off ... read more

Design tools I've been using a lot recently I've been working a lot on accessibility on a number of projects recently and have found myself using this tool a lot. The great thing about it is that not only can you check a colour, it will also provide the closest alternative should your current chosen ... read more

Goals for 2019

-January free of cookies, sweets, mayo, crisps and takeaway food (Basically dominos!) Run two 10km races Read 12 non fiction books (I've already completed one this year so feel this is more doable!) Launch another small side project Write a blog article (about anything each month) Continue learning to play guitar ... read more