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Our Favorite Resources This Month

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Prasoon Raghuwanshi
| October 4, 2017

This month, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite, most thought-provoking articles. They range from Swedish startups, to the effect daughters have on hiring, to key tactics from Amazon, and lastly, assertiveness in the workplace. We hope you enjoy reading through these articles as much as we did.

1. Why Does Sweden Have So Many Start-Ups?: How a tiny country with high government spending bred a large number of vibrant young businesses. Stockholm produces the second-highest number of billion-dollar tech companies per capita after Silicon Valley.

2. Venture capitalists with daughters are more successful: Daughters have an effect on hiring policies, which leads to greater success by avoiding consensus-driven groupthink. Gender diversity in business increases the diversity of thought, which leads to better decision-making.

Source: Empower: Higher Education

3. Amazon’s Friction-Killing Tactics To Make Products More Seamless: Friction is an obstacle that prevents a user from trying or using a product or service. Although the lessons are for online products, there are insights for small businesses in the offline retail.

4. How To Be More Assertive At Work When That’s Just Not Your Personality: It’s your job to ask for things. Here’s how to be more comfortable with getting what you want.

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