My weekend reads have morphed into mid-week this time. Just for you, here are 5 of the best links I’ve read over the past 10 days.

  • This article is a few weeks old now but it has all the tips for getting off a parking ticket. The information was supplied by Auckland Transport after an Official Information Act request, and then a complaint to the Ombudsman to have the redacted parts unveiled. Over 200 comments too. Bookmark this one for when you need it!
  • The NY Times discusses how having social media-free zones and being inaccessible are the new status symbols. Interesting concept.
  • Are you always feeling rushed for time? This TIME article nails the difference between managing time and managing bandwidth. A good read for super busy people (ironically).
  • Personal branding often comes with a lot of networking. If you are an introvert, this prospect can be more than a bit daunting. Here’s anΒ HBR article with some tips to tackle it.
  • Ever wanted to stick your phone or tablet somewhere? Like say, on the fridge while you are cooking so you can see the recipe, or on a wall so your kids can stand in front and FaceTime or Skype you? Or Β maybe you want to mount your phone to the dash when you are driving so you can follow the Google maps sat-navigation? This company has made skins for Apple and Samsung devices that let you attach them to smooth surfaces. Watch the video here:

Missed one? My previous weekend reads are here:Β

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