[Assorted] Links of the week:

Employee engagement – improved performance (The Telegraph)

Luis von Ahn on Learning Languages, Building Companies, and Changing the World (The Tim Ferriss Show)

As Boomers Retire, Companies Prepare Millennials for Leadership Roles (BloombergBusiness)

Productivity tip of the week:

Apple has this cool feature called “Spotlight Search” that allows you to search a myriad of items in your computer. You can also use Spotlight to do some quick calculations. Hold command + spacebar and the Spotlight will activate. From there type in any equation (e.g. 837*30). You’ll see that the solution pops up right in the search bar. Cool eh?

Quote of the week:

As long as you live, keep learning how to live. – Seneca

Product/service I’m loving:

Duolingo. If you haven’t heard of it, you may have been living under a rock over the past 4 years. This is perhaps the best language learning tool that I’ve come across to date. If you’re trying to learn a new language or improve upon a language you already know, this is worth downloading. Oh, and not to mention it’s free.

The co-founder of Duolingo, Luis von Ahn, appeared on The Tim Ferriss Show earlier this month. Check out the link above for the interview. There’s some fascinating stories about Luis and how Duolingo came to be.

Videos/documentaries I’m digging:

I just binge watched Making a Muderer on Netflix last week. If you enjoyed the Serial podcast series, you’ll enjoy this show. It’s a story that will take you in multiple directions and ultimately question how our very own criminal justice system works.

As always, thank you to those that liked, re-tweeted, or commented on my Tweets. See you on next week’s round up!

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