These bite-sized, weekly posts are designed to give you a quick hit of interesting learnings and articles I came across this week.

What I’m reading —

Great piece on sales strategy for those working in the startup and small business world.

The Three Frameworks You Need to Kick-start Sales by First Round Review

What I’m watching —

Convincing case around improving farming productivity to alleviate poverty.

Andrew Youn: 3 reasons why we can win the fight against poverty from TED Vancouver

A quote that’s inspiring me —

People find pleasure in different ways. I find it in keeping my mind clear. In not turning away from people or the things that happen to them. In accepting and welcoming everything I see. In treating each thing as it deserves.

— Marcus Aurelius

Service I’m loving —


If you live in a city and don’t own a car, car2go is a great car-sharing service. You get access to hundreds of vehicles across the city and you don’t pay for gas. car2go is available in quite a few cities across North America, Europe, and now even in China. I use it often for day trips around the city or to get to places that I can’t take public transit to.

As always, thanks for checking out this Weekly Learnings Roundup. Follow me on Twitter @peternakamura to see the full list of interesting articles that I share on a daily basis.