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TUESDAY 30 JULY 2019 | EDITION 25
Did you know that Charles Darwin ate every animal he studied? He believed taste was an important component to his scientific studies. Not only did he eat giant tortoises, but he also tried drinking their bladder contents, which he described as having “only a very slightly bitter taste." His favourite meat was a giant rat native to South America.
YOUR WEEKLY PRESCRIPTION
WHAT MONKEYS CAN TEACH US ABOUT MONEY

WHAT MONKEYS CAN TEACH US ABOUT MONEY

5-minute read | NY Times

What happens when you take six Capuchin monkeys and name them after James Bond villains? Well, according to scientists you may just learn a thing or two about finance and economics.

WHY IT PAYS TO PLAY

WHY IT PAYS TO PLAY

10-minute read | Nautilus

For decades, biologists have struggled to explain why animals in nature expend so much of their time and energy messing around. Turns out that blowing off steam could be the key to building creativity and developing problem-solving skills. So next time you’re at Zoku, head straight to the ping-pong table.

HOW TO TAME FACEBOOK NOTIFICATIONS

HOW TO TAME FACEBOOK NOTIFICATIONS

7-minute read | NY Times

This article is a quick look at how to reign in the amount of notifications Facebook sends you. It can be super helpful because we all know that nothing is more destructive for concentration than unexpected notifications. Except maybe cats.

MEET THE COMMUNITY
Each week, we profile a Zoku community member - hit reply if you'd like to be featured!
Susanne's LinkedIn
Susanne van Maanen is a project leader and growth marketeer, and the founder of komm schon Alter, a dance initiative for 24-year olds and up. She was based at Zoku for a number of years, and sold her company last year.

What path has your career taken?
A total 180 to be honest! After I finished my growth hacking course last year, I felt it was time to have a more in depth dive into something new, preferably data driven.
I used to be an entrepreneur (see previous answer) and I am now looking for interim projects where I can learn, grow and contribute as a project leader/marketeer.

What brought you/brings you to Amsterdam?
The fast paced, international character of Amsterdam is why I am in love with this city; Amsterdam really is the thriving heart of the Netherlands.

How long have you stayed at Zoku, and what were your thoughts?
I have been a Zoku member for a couple of years now which has been great fun, especially as new members and guests keeps changing/refreshing the atmosphere!

What’s a life-changing book, song, film or event you’d like to recommend to others?
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson. In three words: Best book ever.

What advice would you give to your 20 year old self?
Stop giving such a fuck! No seriously, as a 20 year old you still battle with many insecurities as growing up is a challenge, but it’s one you must go through in order to understand adulthood.

What does home mean to you?
Everything. Warmth, hugs, good food, my sister, mom, dad and last but not least; the fluffy cat.

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