Tidbits | Dominik Mayer – Products, Asia, Productivity

Interesting articles, videos and other tidbits from around the web.

The Bro Code  

Booze, Sex, and the Dark Art of Dealmaking in China

Stanford Researchers Discover the 'Anternet'  

A collaboration between a Stanford ant biologist and a computer scientist has revealed that the behavior of harvester ants as they forage for food mirrors the protocols that control traffic on the Internet.

How the Language You Speak Changes Your View of the World  

Panos Athanasopoulos says bilinguals view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.

The Rise of the Red Prince  

How Xi Jinping took control of China.

Sliding Into Marriage  

Meg Jay for The New York Times:

Sliding into cohabitation wouldn’t be a problem if sliding out were as easy. But it isn’t. Too often, young adults enter into what they imagine will be low-cost, low-risk living situations only to find themselves unable to get out months, even years, later.

Early Men and Women Were Equal, Say Scientists  

Study shows that modern hunter-gatherer tribes operate on egalitarian basis, suggesting inequality was an aberration that came with the advent of agriculture

What Are the Most Common Mistakes First Time Entrepreneurs Make?  

James Altucher knows what he’s talking about.

What Is It Like Living in Hong Kong vs Singapore?  

I like both cities but I’m not sure I could live in Hong Kong. It’s so narrow and crowded.

21 Women  

The University of Montreal has found that men who had sex with more than 20 women lower their prostate cancer risk.

Still the Water

I love the movie and I love the soundtrack.

Scrum Product Owner Checklist  

Hans Brattberg from Crisp shares his mindmap.

What, Exactly, Is a Product Manager?  

Many people that call themselves product managers are something else: Project managers, agile coaches, Scrum product owners, …

So what does a product manager do?

I love Marty Cagan’s definition. A product manager’s job is “to discover a product that is valuable, usable and feasible”.