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The Recommender: Reshma Saujani, Tiffany Shlain, David Noel And More On What They're Loving This Month

What are you loving this month?

Reshma Saujani
Founder, Girls Who Code "It's so awesome to see the innovation happening at this collaborative work space. Creative people from every industry are sharing their ideas and working on projects to change the world." "This group is rethinking the way we approach social impact by designing tools to measure and improve the well-being of people, organizations, and communities."

Tiffany Shlain
Filmmaker and founder, the Webby Awards
Cube 3-D printer: "My family and I are obsessed with our 3-D printer. We are making robots, rings, house models, and are loving watching dust turn into things before our eyes. This magical device from the future that is finally here."
Vine: "As a filmmaker and someone who likes creative constraints, such as the Webbys' five-word acceptance-speech rule, I love the idea of having to create something interesting in video in just six seconds."

David Noel
VP of community, SoundCloud
Thinx: "My friends in N.Y.C. are rethinking women's underwear with beautiful, high-tech designs that 'prevent embarrassing scenarios' in the developed world and, for every pair sold, in partnership with Uganda-based AFRIpads, provide one set of reusable pads that help women and girls stay engaged at work and school."
The West Wing: "This series offers a crash course in leadership, dedication, purpose, debate, and friendship. Worth rewatching once a year."

Dorie Clark
Author, Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future
Regus Business Lounges: "If I'm traveling and have time between meetings, instead of looking for a noisy cafe, I use this quiet haven to make calls and work online."
BoardnetUSA: "Many people under 40 don't consider nonprofit board membership an option, but it's a great way to network and give back. This site helps connect you with your favorite causes."

Bernardo Carvalho
Director, product management, Huge
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art: "I'm re-reading this 1993 masterpiece by Scott McLoud. The author set out to explain comics as a medium and ended up creating a very insightful book about art, design, communication, and visual thinking. It's the first book I would recommend to a young user-experience designer."

Kakul Srivastava
Founder and CEO, Tomfoolery
Toca Boca: "Toca Boca is a mobile app studio in Stockholm that is reinventing digital toys. Its apps are gorgeous, totally creative, and like nothing else you've seen before. They remind me how powerful play and a sense of wonder can be."
Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino: "The book takes place as a conversation between a dying Kublai Khan and Marco Polo, who has surveyed the king's vast empire. Calvino plays with all his tools—language, structure, meaning, sound. I've read it many times, and each time I learn something new and beautiful."

Justin Kan
CEO, Exec, and president, Twitch
Mailbox: "It's the first app that's truly replaced the native iOS mail app for me. Archiving or deleting or setting an email to be a reminder later with one swipe makes it supereasy to get to inbox zero." "I got into the MessageMe beta and haven't stopped using it since. The app has a bunch of fun features. My favorite is the ability to take images and draw crazy things on them."

Shivani Siroya
CEO and founder, InVenture
Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World's Greatest Business Case for Compassion, by Pavithra K. Mehta and Suchitra Shenoy: "Incredibly inspiring for any entrepreneur with a big vision. Shows how compassion and a McDonald's franchise model can coexist to create efficiency and achieve a massive vision of curing blindness."
Power20: "A great tool for anyone constantly traveling or without a lot of time for exercise. It keeps you entertained by unlocking new workouts, and it's only 20 minutes!"

[Beck Diefenbach (Shlain)]

A version of this article appeared in the May 2013 issue of Fast Company magazine.