Vlad Magdalin is a designer and front-end developer who is passionate about creating tools that push web design forward. He is the founder and CEO of ,, the all-in-one web design platform that helps designers of all kinds create professional responsive websites.

  • Essentialism

    Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?,Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?,Are you often busy but not productive?,Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people???s agendas?,If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the ,???,The Way of the Essentialist isn???t about getting more done in less time. It???s about getting , done. ??It is not ??a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a , for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. ,By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy ??? instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.,Essentialism is not one more thing ??? it???s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to learn who to do less, but better, in every area of their lives, Essentialism ??is a movement whose time has come.,Often we get caught up in the busyness of life and lose focus on the things we want to do. ,???s , is a book that I think everyone should read. It focuses on an idea It is an idea whose time has come: do less. , clears your judgement and gives you permission to focus on what really matters instead of trying to do everything.??,In applying McKeown???s advice and defining strict criteria for what is essential in your life, you???ll reclaim invaluable time, energy and focus. McKeown calls this ???the disciplined pursuit of ,.???

  • Leaders Eat Last

    The highly anticipated follow-up to Simon Sinek???s global bestseller.,???, Simon Sinek is an optimist, a visionary thinker, and a leader of the cultural revolution of WHY. His second book is the natural extension of ,, expanding his ideas at the organizational level. Determining a company???s WHY is crucial, but only the beginning. The next step is how do you get people on board with your WHY? How do you inspire deep trust and commitment to the company and one another? He cites the Marine Corps for having found a way to build a culture in which men and women are willing to risk their lives, because they know others would do the same for them. It???s not brainwashing; it???s actually based on the biology of how and when people are naturally at their best.,If businesses could adopt this supportive mentality, employees would be more motivated to take bigger risks, because they???d know their colleagues and company would back them up, no matter what. Drawing on powerful and inspiring stories, Sinek shows how to sustain an organization???s WHY while continually adding people to the mix.

  • Radical Candor

    From the time we learn to speak, we???re told that if you don???t have anything nice to say, don???t say anything at all. While this advice may work for everyday life, it is, as Kim Scott has seen, a disaster when adopted by managers.,Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google and then decamped to Apple, where she developed a class on optimal management. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, the ???radical candor??? method.,Radical candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It???s about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism???delivered to produce better results and help employees achieve.,Great bosses have strong relationships with their employees, and Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees: make it personal, get (sh)it done, and understand why it matters.,offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the author???s experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.

  • White Fragility

    The , best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.,Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what can be done to engage more constructively.