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The Ecommerce Issue September 2023

Building a customer-oriented ecommerce business through better human interaction

Building a customer-oriented ecommerce business through better human interaction


Good reads for leaders and creatives

A curated roundup of compelling content for you to bookmark this month, from the inspiring to the practical.

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The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture by Scott Belsky

We hear a lot about how businesses get started, and we hear about them again when they’re thriving (or after they’ve ended). But what about the biggest, most important part? Entrepreneur Scott Belsky highlights lessons to be learned from the mess in the middle — the ups and downs that are an inevitable part of anything worth doing.

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee

It’s a book about joy! Lee uncovers how the spaces and objects we interact with on a daily basis impact our mood and happiness.

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

Everybody writes! (But honestly, most people aren’t great at it.) This clear, easy-to-follow guide can help anyone and everyone improve the quality and impact of the writing they do throughout the day.

Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

If you haven’t read this gem by Brené Brown, now is the time, my friend. It’s about the bravery and vulnerability it takes to lead a team, and it encourages us to show up with our whole hearts.



Subscribe to this expertly crafted column from Fortune’s Ellen McGirt to get new insights on race, culture, and leadership (plus the occasional haiku!) delivered to your inbox.

Morning Brew

A daily newsletter that promises to help you, “the business leader of tomorrow,” become smarter in just five minutes. It’s a big promise, indeed — but they almost always deliver.


No need for FOMO when you subscribe to this weekly deep dive into trends for people looking to learn SEO basics, sharpen their skills, and stay up-to-date on SEO resources and tools.



The East Fork Instagram account is a little bit of everything: part stunning handmade pottery showcase, part food and drink inspo, part social justice commentary — all from the radically honest perspective of their lovable founders and team.


Diverse Disruptors

Produced by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, this podcast focuses on the underrepresentation of people of color and women in the tech, startup, and entrepreneurial spaces — and it tells the stories of those who have innovated with inclusion and accessibility.


Go Ahead and Fail

The Atlantic details how to use courage to overcome perfectionism and the immense benefits of doing so. TL;DR: Failing is good for you.

Do you have a book, podcast, newsletter, social media follow, blog, or article that you return to time and again? Whether it’s a source of motivation, creative inspiration, or personal and professional growth, we’d love to know what it is!

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