How Designers Destroyed The World - Mike Montiero [Video]

So many articles, posts and talks nowadays drone on about how to optimize for conversions, generate leads, and "growth hack" (for lack of a worse term). Marketers and designers love to talk about how they caused an engagement graph to move up and to the right. What we rarely hear about are the fundamental privacy and/or trust rules they ignored -- or worse, broke -- along the way.

This talk from Mike Montiero ( <- Links to his twitter profile which is arguably NSFW) delivers a swift smack-upside-the-head to every one of us who have sacrificed what we think is right for what we're told to do or what we think we need to do to impress those we report to.

As builders, marketers and designers, we have the power to please, empower, irritate and destroy those who trust us with their information. Let's do more of the former and less of the latter.


You are directly responsible for what you put into the world. Yet every day designers all over the world work on projects without giving any thought or consideration to the impact that work has on the world around them. This needs to change.


Jason Fried: Marketing Is Sharing [Video]

Jason Fried, Founder of 37 Signals, talks about why teaching is such an important aspect of marketing. Must watch for anybody who's trying to market and sell a product or service (or sell anything, for that matter). 

The Talk: Marketing by Sharing Jason Fried is the co-founder and President of 37signals, a privately-held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary. 37signals' products include Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Campfire, Ta-da List, and Writeboard. 37signals also developed and open-sourced the Ruby on Rails programming framework.