Five Things #168

Every Tuesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. If you're planning on writing a hit song, Charli XCX has some advice — How to write a hit song in the year 2019

  2. And some related listening... The Switched On Pop podcast goes into the weeds explaining how popular music is made. This episode explaining how mastering works was particularly interesting — The Master

  3. An interesting video on the science of persuasion, based on Robert Cialdini's book InfluenceScience Of Persuasion

  4. I'm really enjoying this new podcast from the BBC: "Dr Ruja Ignatova persuaded millions to join her financial revolution. Then she disappeared. Why? Jamie Bartlett presents a story of greed, deceit and herd madness."The Missing Cryptoqueen

  5. I'm not entirely convinced I'd want to read a book on Instagram, but I quite like the idea. I'm also highly skeptical that they will be "the future" as the headline suggests — Hundreds of thousands of people read novels on Instagram. They may be the future

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