Summer Reading: What Airshippers Are Reading for Business and Pleasure – Suk Kim

Summer is a great time to catch up on all that reading you wish you could be doing the rest of the year. Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting team members from across Urban Airship, showcasing how they stay up-to-date on our rapidly changing industry and keep up role-specific professional development, as well as what they read for fun. Not everyone is going to admit their deep love of [insert embarrassing guilty pleasure here] unfortunately, but take a look — you may discover a new favorite “everyday” read!

This week, we’re sharing our Vice President, General Counsel, Suk Kim’s, top reads.

1.  IAPP’s Daily Dashboard

I turn to the daily dashboard of the IAPP blog (International Association of Privacy Professionals) to see the latest trends in privacy and data security practices, upcoming changes in regulations and to read up on status of current cases. This is an area of the law undergoing a lot of review and changes, including the most recent overhaul of the European privacy regulations. Privacy and data security are important for Urban Airship and our customers and IAPP dashboard helps me to keep on top of the latest news.


2.  Recode

I also read the Recode Daily from to see the top stories of the day from the technology sector. This provides a nice summary of latest news about tech companies, and often includes information on latest product innovations and market trends. Since laws and regulations often follow technology changes, keeping on top of what’s current is key.

3.  Morning Briefings from The New York Times

For general news updates, I read the Morning Briefings from the NYT delivered to my email inbox each weekday morning. I love reading the Sunday NYT (the old fashioned way — delivered to my home in print), but on weekdays, I’ll scan through the articles online. I also recently got into reading the Daily Skimm, from the news blog the Skimm. I like the way that they provide both the latest update on a news story and summary of the background, so that if I’m not familiar with the subject matter, I can easily dig deeper into the story by clicking on the links included in the story. Their conversational writing style also makes it an easy read along with your morning cup of coffee before the caffeine has kicked in.