A Job To Love

I consider helping my kids understand themselves, so they will head into the direction of a career that will fulfill them, the biggest task of my life. Thanks to the newest book by School of Life I now have back up help: A Job To Love is designed to help us better understand ourselves and locate a job that is right for us.

At this point I might as well just give The School of Life my credit card info and have them send me everything they put out. Absolutely love what they do!

Business Fundamentals Made Clear

I wish I would have access to these lessons in business fundamentals when I started out 11 years ago.

Professional Enthusiast

This Professional Enthusiast Shirt is simply wonderful!

(via Carly)

Death to Flakiness

Nothing pushes my buttons more than flakiness. And there’s a lot of it in NYC. Must teach my children to be reliable. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Best Freelance Copywriter Website

Joe Coleman created this website for his freelance copywriting skills and now I want to hire him. This is brilliant. It made me laugh!

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Strange Beasts

This short film on a fictitious new augmented reality gave me all the feels.

Words of Wisdom: Casey Neistat

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Design in Tech Report 2017

John Maeda issued the third Design in Tech Report.

Companies You Love

A Why To Live

‘He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.’
– Friedrich Nietzsche


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Trust

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Good Citizens

A page from a 1969 children’s book on “how our government helps us”. Sigh.

Alive

“Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.”
David Whyte

(via Ian)

Miles Davis talks Dizzy and Drawing

The Creators Code

Squid Skin

This is is remarkably fascinating: Squid speak a unique, undeciphered language using their skin

Jacques Cousteau on Atlantis and Cognac

Friendship

“The surprising finding is that the closest, most intimate, and most trusting relationships appear to be distinguished not by how the partners respond to each other’s disappointments, losses, and reversals but how they react to good news.”

– The Myths of Happiness

A quote found in this article titled: This Is How To Make Friends As An Adult: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

A queer Vision of Love and Marriage

This talk by Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan hit me in the heart.

(via Kim)

Let’s Share A Meal

This commercial made me tear up! And yes, we need to have more face-to-face connections! (Hence me starting CreativeMornings eight years ago!)

(via Lisa)

The Strange History of Fingernail Clipping

Nail-clipping history, it turns out, is surprisingly complicated. We might never find out who actually invented the ubiquitous modern nail clipper, but we do know that around 1875, patents for the modern nail clipper began to appear.

I am mostly fascinated by the fact that by the end of the 19th century, superstitions about how and when to trim fingernails were pretty common. People couldn’t cut their fingernails on weekends out of fear that it might lead to back luck.

Here’s a link to the full post The Long, Slightly Strange History Behind Fingernail Clipping by Ernie Smith.

“Table Games”

I will definitely bring up this game by Sarah Kay at a future dinner with my friends.

DesignMatters with Seth Godin

Debbie Millman talks with Seth Godin about how to live in our difficult political moment.

I can also recommend Seth’s CreativeMornings talk from a few years back.

More Heart

The world needs more empathy and more heart (pins).