The weekend is in sight, and we’ve rounded up all the interesting links that have been buzzing around FreeAgent this week. Here’s what we’re talking about:
This article tells the story of the Children's Development Khazana, a bank network with 300 branches across six countries that is managed almost entirely by children. The bank formed in New Delhi as a safe place for street children to deposit their daily takings, and has grown into a network that helps young vendors learn about savings, budgeting, and managing their finances.
Do you wear your headphones at work? If so, you probably think like we do - that it helps you concentrate and makes you more productive. According this article from The Atlantic, listening to music actually makes you less productive, but headphones still play an important role in an urban, open-office culture.
This great piece from Seth Godin about the relationship between marketing and your product has been making its way 'round FreeAgent Towers this week, and we think it's great advice for anyone running a business.
Is there anything that the Winkelvoss brothers should have done to protect their ideas from Mark Zuckerburg? This Quora discussion throws up everything from practical advice for startups to a great debate about the merit of ideas without execution.
Anyone who has torn their hair out over unintelligible contracts or IRS forms will enjoy this short TED talk about introducing simplicity and clarity in business communications, especially legal documents. The four-minute talk from 2010 packs in many elegant examples of simplifying complex documents, like a one-page Consumer Credit Agreement and a visual representation of credit card interest rates.
We’ve got a great setup here at FreeAgent Towers, but the gorgeously simple workspaces featured on the Simple Desks blog are giving us a serious case of design envy. If you’re looking for inspiration to de-clutter your desk and create a clean workspace, this blog will do the trick.
If you’ve got a great link for the FreeAgent team, hit us up on Twitter. Have a great weekend!