Your Thursday Lunchtime Roundup #5

The latest in Business, Design and Tech from Eli5 29/10/20

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💼 Business

“The one where I compare software to Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. When it comes to software should you buy one straight off the shelf? Build it yourself with a low-code platform? Or custom develop? Let me answer that for you. Link.

“You don’t need an innovation lab. You need a strategy lab”. The odds of a new startup being able to make a sizeable difference to a corporate are 500 to 1. The chances are higher if corporates use existing assets. This piece from Sifted wants you to make innovation better within an existing business. Link.

✏️ Design

4,640 curated design resources to energise your creative workflow - from a growing family of 365,680 designers and makers from around the world. Link.

Another one from Webflow this week. How to create a UI kit - with common components that enable you to copy/paste elements across projects like footers, calls to action, and buttons. Link.

🖥️ Technology

I’m just going to quote the note that accompanied this link on Slack because it sells it better than I can - “This is an amazing video about Quantum Computing and QC algorithms for rendering maps. Really f’ing cool ngl”. Link.

We all think we’ll know a phishing email when we see one. This quiz from Google is a good way to brush up using some of their most sneaky examples. Link.

🕹️ Cool stuff

Turns out Webflow is powerful enough to (sort of) build Civilization VI. The largest Webflow project ever featuring 12,400 elements, 1800 styles, 1200 assets, and 400 interactions. Link.

A great podcast with Naval (hosted by Tim Ferriss). Lots on Richard Feynman and science, Meditation, Crypto (from 1.02), and thoughts on how to live life. Big recommendation. Link.

And because I can put whatever I want in this newsletter, here is a weird article on ‘crabification’. Because apparently, animals keep evolving into crabs. Link.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Team Eli5