Welcome to the second edition of #Thriveable Friday! In case you missed last week’s introductory post, this is our new weekly series filled with helpful articles, links, tips and tools to help enrich your life, both personally and professionally. OH and before we forget — if you find links, tools, and resources that we should consider for this post, tweet us throughout the week and we’ll tweet you right back.
Fun! OK here we go …
Entrepreneurship … Like a BOSS.
Differentiate Your Brand
We love this story of how eyewear retailer Warby Parker took a traditional tool – its annual report – and turned it into a fun and creative way to tell the company’s story. Our key takeaways? Differentiate yourself, and don’t be afraid to share more company information (and personality) with your customers.
To Partner or Not to Partner?
When you’re launching a new business, is it better to find a partner or go it alone? This week, Inc.com shared two posts on the topic of partnership as an entrepreneur. At first, they appear to be on opposing sides of the issue, but a closer read shows that both authors have a similar perspective: It’s okay to be a solo entrepreneur, as long as you get some trustworthy advisors and know that you may have to work harder and do more to prove yourself. What do you think?
Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life
How many emails and e-newsletters are you subscribed to? Five? Twenty-five? Maybe it feels like five million? If the number of emails flooding your inbox each day tend to give you panic attacks, then Unroll.me might be life changing for you. With this little app, you can view all your email subscriptions and instantly unsubscribe from the ones you’re no longer interested in. Is your breathing already starting to slow to a more normal pace? Oh just wait, it gets so much better. Once you get rid of all your junk subscriptions, Unroll.me then lets you combine your remaining subscriptions into ONE daily email called the “Rollup.” Can you imagine it? From five million, down to one.
We will definitely be taking this app for a spin, so we’ll let you know how it goes. (Perhaps we’ll now have more time to chip away at our New Year’s resolutions?)
Thriveable Things (Links We Love)
- LinkedIn Launches a Volunteer Marketplace
- 5 Brands Making the Most of PR-Specific Twitter Accounts
- Get Noticed: 6 Ways to Create Content That Stands Out
- The Social Water Cooler: How Messaging Apps are Changing Everything
- How to Be Part of the ‘B the Change’ Movement
- Blogging for Business: What’s Important in 2014
- Time Management: A Challenge to Make You More Productive
- Vending Machine Dispenses Piping Hot Burritos (yes, you read that correctly)
- How to Market Like an Arrogant Bastard
- Social Media Research and the Six-ish Degrees of Separation
We hope you enjoyed all the #THRIVEable goodness we gathered for you this week. Feel free to share which link you enjoyed most or a recommendation for next week in the comments below … Happy Friday!