5 counterintuitive lessons I learned building a hardware startup | TechInAsia

Yuying Deng, founder of Aspirus, takes us through 5 things she learned while building a new standup desk.

  1. Hardware development cycles doesn’t take days but weeks
  2. It is not about the data science (not at first)
  3. Conventional methods work the best
  4. Forget about stealth mode
  5. Certification should come first, not last

Read the full article: https://www.techinasia.com/talk/5-counterintuitive-lessons-learned-building-hardware-startup/

Why going home from work on time is good for you – and your employer | The Guardian


It’s past 5pm on Go Home on Time Day. Here’s why you should take that advice.


There is a lot of evidence that the number of hours worked does not equate to how much you are getting done. With the OECD countries above, there is a statistically significant negative relationship between the average hours worked and the amount of money made per hour worked. In other words, the countries with longer working hours tend to have less economically productive workers.

On Cognitive Bias

Business Insider Australia has correlated a neat set of known biases from a number of sources, producing an interesting info-graphic:

Cognitive Biases Infographic
Cognitive Biases (assembled by: Business Insider)

Australia’s next wave of startups could be from the over-55s | The Conversation

25 Fascinating Charts Of Negotiation Styles Around The World | Business Insider


Language is only the most obvious part of the global communication gap. Different cultures also have distinct approaches to communication during meetings and negotiations.

A very interesting overview and read.