This week a friend, Scott Runkel, referred me to an episode of The Rick Roll Podcast with Dr. Andrew Huberman. In this episode they discuss, among other neuroscience topics, the relationship between Behavior and Thoughts, as well as Sensation, Perception, Feelings, and Thoughts.
I also read a great article from Jason Cohen on releasing SLC (simple, lovable, complete) products instead of MVPs which customers don't like because it's an unfinished product which only promises real value later. A great example of an SLC product is Google Docs, which only had 3% of Microsoft's Word's features, but delivered on simplicity and real-time collaboration. Only after they had mastered those features did they start building other features.
I listened to a great podcast with comedian Brian Regan on his joke-writing practice and how he wasn't sure if he was the world's worst playwright because he could only write 1-minute plays, or if he was the world's best playwright because he could write thousands of scenes.
Another great podcast I listened to hosted a good friend of mine, Bryan Sebesta. Bryan is a modern-day Renessaince man and incredible lifelong learner. In this episode of The Way of Product Design, Bryan and Caden talk about breadth vs. depth, breaks vs. leisure, and how to be a lifelong learner.
Finally, one of my favorite things I read this week was an article called The UX On This Small Child Is Terrible. Enjoy.