Partners’ Picks | Nov 2017

by Common Thread Collective Collaborator

Nov. 14 2017

Welcome to this month’s edition of Partners’ Picks—a rundown of some of our Partner’s favorite and most-used resources from the past month. Books, music, podcasts, spiritual gurus…anything is fair game so long as they deem it valuable in broadening their perspective on all things business, branding, or personal development. Let’s see what they’ve got:


Taylor Holiday, Managing Partner | Baymard Institute

This website features 28,000+ hours of large scale UX eCommerce research. Their reports are well worth mining through, covering usability of homepages, search, product listing, mobile, as well as cart and checkout optimizations.


Josh Rodarmel, Operating Partner | Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen

Daniel Amen writes about how reorienting thought patterns affects people’s reactions to stress, anger, and depression—all things that are not ideal to live out of especially while trying to be your best at home in the the office.


Jordan Palmer, Partner / VP of Business Development |  It’s Your Ship by Mike Abrashoff

Mike took over the worst ship in the Navy and turned it into a culture that has kept it the best ship in the Navy long since he’s left. He chose to look at his shop through the eyes of his crew rather than his own. He empowered people of every rank to bring forth great ideas followed by execution and promoted them on productivity over all else. Mike is an amazing example of serving leadership.


Ian Harris, Partner / VP Of Content | The Collective Podcast

This week’s entrepreneurial inspiration comes from a podcast that is produced by creative mastermind and acquaintance Ash Thorp. This informative Podcast features honest discussions with creative industry leaders from around the world on their craft, business, brand, inspiration and so much more ( has no affiliation with Common Thread Collective). The discourse on friction between client work vs. pure creative work and how to alchemize the idea of limitation (client requirements, timeline, budget) is especially valuable to both clients and creatives.


Cory Hamilton, Chief Of Staff | This Week In Startups Website

Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of entrepreneurship. Calacanis, a podcasting pioneer, gives you an insider’s look at what’s happening in the tech industry with his trademark blunt style and good humor. Looking to start your own company? Need strategies for improving your business of motivating your team? Just want to catch up on what’s happening in Silicon Valley and beyond? Your journey begins here.





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