Blog | Dominik Mayer – Products, Asia, Productivity

The story of my life in China is here.

Jeff Bezos' Regret Minimization Framework

Jeff Bezos:

And the framework I found which made the decision incredibly easy was a, […] what I call though what only a nerd would call, a regret minimization framework. So I wanted to project myself forward to age eighty, and so came out looking back on my life, I wanna have minimized the number of regrets I have.

I love this.

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This  

Mandy Len Catron:

More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my own life, which is how I found myself standing on a bridge at midnight, staring into a man’s eyes for exactly four minutes.

Very interesting.

How Lego Became the Apple of Toys  

I didn’t know how much customer research Lego is doing.

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime  

Shanghai is clearly missing here.

The Surprising Solution to Being More Productive at Work: Slow Down  

Joseph Stromberg:

This research has produced a number of specific tips: things you should do — or not do — to maximize the effectiveness of the hours you spend working. Here’s a brief guide.

Kim Jong Un Flying Planes

For Kim Jong Il’s son, looking at things is not enough.

Swapping Batteries With Gogoro  

Greg Kumparak:

To simplify what the company pitches as a complex, many-year plan, Gogoro is making two things for now: an electric scooter they call Smartscooter, and a battery swapping infrastructure to power it.

This is a very interesting concept.

Chinese Mobile App UI Trends  

Dan Grover does a good job of summing up what’s going on with Chinese mobile apps these days.

Why So Many Koreans Are Called Kim  

Koreans all have the same name because their ancestors wanted to be part of the royal bloodline.

How to Read Haskell  

You came across a Haskell script and have no idea what all the signs and arrows mean? Here’s the answer.

Origins of the V-Sign  

Stephanie Burnett tries to find the origins of the omnipresent V-sign.