Your Thursday Lunchtime Roundup #12

The latest in Business, Design and Tech from Eli5 04/03/21

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💼 Business

Sovereign companies are those that are built not to ‘flip’ or sell but to keep and retire with. This is a talk about these companies, mostly inspired by the book “The Sovereign Individual”, and how Bitcoin is playing a massive role in this future. Link.

If you’re interested in wealth building, our co-founder described this as '“one of the most inspiring pods I’ve heard” on the subject. Coming in at a total of 4 hours, but worth the time. Link

✏️ Design

We’ve been really getting into animations recently. Here is some info about animating with React. Link.

And big news - Google Fonts now supports open source icons. Link.

🖥️ Technology

A lesson in good UI design by the people at Citibank who tried to make $7.8M in interest payments and sent $900M instead. (“It looks like a backender creating UI” - our own backend team). Link.

An interesting discussion on accessibility features (alt texts) and how societal context can be a very big factor in text-only communication (i.e. screen readers). The question posed at 7:20 was particularly interesting to our dev team. Link.

🕹️ Cool stuff

Tracking all low earth orbit satellite positions on a 3d interactive map. Link.

Tegenlicht made an interesting episode with Roman Krznaric about our short term thinking and how it would be better to have some more cathedral thinking to solve long term problems that stretch far beyond the next elections. How can we make sure that future generations look back at us thinking we have been good ancestors. (ps: it’s a Dutch website but the episode is 99% in English). Link.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Team Eli5