This week, learn about using technology for wellbeing, traveling smarter, virtual reality, and starting a SaaS business.
Living Zoku
TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2019 | EDITION 3

Beep-boop - welcome to a technological third edition of Living Zoku!

Did you know: lies are more convincing if we tell them when we need to pee? Research shows that people can better overcome their natural impulse to tell the truth when they have full bladders, making them more effective liars. So next time you decide to cancel a date to binge-watch your favorite Netflix show, leave the bathroom break until after you’ve delivered the news.

YOUR WEEKLY PRESCRIPTION
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A PHONE SETUP THAT WILL MAKE YOU MORE MINDFUL

WELLBEING | 12-minute read

Ah, the seduction of the infinite scroll. Smartphones are indispensable at the same time as being huge drains on our time and energy. This is the ultimate guide to help you get as much value from your phone as you do from the most humble of human tools: the toothbrush.

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SUITCASES AND RUCKSACKS FOR THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

TRAVEL GEAR | 7-minute read

You can try packing light, but you’ll never escape the stupidity of luggage. These smart bags aren’t yet clever enough to remind you of the right airport gate for boarding your flight, but they could certainly save you time and stress next time you’re moving between places.

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ADDING A VIRTUAL REALITY TWIST TO ROBOTS IN THE OPERATING ROOM

HEALTHTECH | 5-minute read

Doctors have become the latest profession to jump on the remote working trend, but so far it’s mostly just GPs checking up on patients over Skype. But soon, robotics and VR could allow surgeons to work remotely too. So don’t be surprised if your next surgeon removes your appendix from the comfort of their beachfront villa in Bali.

MEET THE MEMBER
Maxime Berthelot
Maxime is the Co-founder and CEO of PixelMe, a marketing analytics & attribution platform. He was formerly a Product Manager of Growth at Buffer. He has been a WorkZoku member for a year, along with some of his team.

What path has your career taken?
For the last 10 years, I have worked in B2B SaaS. I founded a company which was acquired, becoming a Product Manager at the new company. Whilst there I fell in love with Buffer's culture, and eventually was hired by them - I spent the last 4 years working, traveling and learning a ton about products, marketing, growth, transparency etc... Last year I started a side project with 2 friends and it grew bigger than expected, so we decided to move into it full time.

Why Zoku?
Zoku is a perfect balance between co-working and living space. Starting a side project while also working full-time is not easy. At Zoku, I was able to work almost 10 hours straight without feeling it. There is always light; there is a rooftop garden where you can take a break and breathe; the food is amazing and is something I could eat every day.

Name a life-changing book you’d recommend to others.
From Zero to One by Peter Thiel (for an interesting view on startups and innovation), or Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter (describing how you shouldn't work for money, but money should work for you).

What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?
Read more books, travel more and surround yourself with brilliant people. And learn how to code...

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WHAT'S UP, ZOKU?
TRAVEL WRITING WORKSHOP
Thu 07.03, 19:00 - 21:00
Zoku Amsterdam
BATTLE OF THE ORANGES
Sat 02.03 - Tue 05.03
Ivrea, Italy
DID YOU KNOW?
Microsoft first included Solitaire with Windows 3.0 in 1990, "to soothe people intimidated by the operating system" and introduce users to graphical user interfaces and the mouse. It wasn't long before companies were removing the game for decimating their employee's productivity. Here at Zoku, we're big fans of Jokers...
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