Spotlight: “Renaissance Technologist” Rick Hird
Shona Sanzgiri / January 11, 2016
My name is Rick Hird and my love of magazines (from childhood to present) started my odyssey with developing, editing and aggregating my 20 Flipboard Magazines. My top three are Netflix Binge Watching, Premium TV Series and Best Portable Tech to Get.
Netflix Binge Watching started because Netflix’s catalogue was daunting—so I began searching for ways to better develop my Netflix queue. I realized others might be facing a similar challenge and started Netflix Binge Watching to share what I was gathering.
I use Flipboard to follow my interests, like entertainment (both video and audio), mobile technology, audiophile and travel. As a marketer, I also use my magazines to identify trends, like music streaming (Spotify, Apple Music, iHeartRadio) to podcasts.
A unique productivity tip of mine is to use a private “Review Content” magazine to save articles. Normally I do this from the Flipboard app on my iPhone and later move to my various magazines via my laptop.
What makes my magazines unique is the fact that I actively update my major Flipboard Magazines 4-5 times a week. After using Flipboard for three years, my Cover Stories is constantly updating with all kinds of interesting areas and topics.