Words of Wisdom by Carl Sagan

“The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be. We long to return, and we can, […] because the cosmos is within us. We’re made of stardust. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” What will you leave behind?”

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The Concept of Black Sheep

Was nodding my head nonstop watching this. Gareth Kay is now officially on my list of people I’d like to have coffee with in 2016!

(via Sally)

Paper (Ceramic) Mug

paper ceramic mug

That moment where you love a Ceramic (Paper) Mug that was gifted to you *so* much you decide to buy 7 more to create a full set, and you realize it costs $58 and you fall off your chair. NOPE!

OMG!

The Impostor Syndrome

The Impostor Syndrome

Good read: Learning to Deal With the Impostor Syndrome, by Carl Richards

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Celebrate Female Friendship

This conversation about female friendship between Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin made me smile and want to call my girlfriends.

Secrets of Storytelling

In this rare appearance as a documentary subject, George Saunders reveals the pitfalls of bad storytelling and explains the openness and generosity required to breath life into great characters.

(via Kurt Andersen)

CreativeMornings Podcast: Steve Larosiliere

Steve Larosiliere is a dear friend of mine and a person I truly admire: He is the founder and president of STOKED, an award winning development organization for underserved youth that seeks to inspire these teens through action sports.

In this CreativeMornings talk from November 2014 in New York City, Steve speaks about the chances he’s been given in life — about the things that happened to him and the things that happened because of him — and how each one informed his mission to close the opportunity gap and pay it forward in his community.

Have a listen. It’s well worth it.

Creativity and Science Coming Together

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the ways in which logic and creativity enhance one another.

You Are Beautiful

How would you react if someone told you that you’re beautiful? Shea Glover, a highschool student from Chicago, conducted a social experiment to find out.

Teaching Kids About Online Safety

This is a rather chilling educational piece by Think U Know on teaching kids about online safety.

(Thanks Miranda)

Edible, but Ugly

To combat food waste, Imperfect Produce, a San Francisco Bay Area start-up, sells fresh fruits and vegetables that never make it to grocery store shelves.

(via Laughing Squid)

The Thanksgiving Reader

“I think that we can’t go around measuring our goodness by what we don’t do—by what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we’ve got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.”
– Robert Nelson Jacobs

This is a page out of The Thanksgiving Reader, a new side project by Seth Godin and a few of his colleagues. It’s a bonafide Thanksgiving Family Tradition Experiment. And I like it. Check it out here.

The Thanksgiving Reader

Prototypo

prototypo

Interesting: Prototypo is a parameter-based font generator.

(Thanks Jenny!)

Self-Help

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The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook

Team Y Combinator generously shares insightful startup advice in their Startup Playbook. I want to hug them all for this. I feel like I just hit gold!

(via Jocelyn Glei’s fab Newsletter)

Beyond Work

Beyond Work

Curtis James’ beautiful Beyond Work project is driven by a simple purpose, to unearth the working loves of people who’s jobs are often invisible, and for the stories that come out to inspires all to make the world of work respectful, humane and kind place that rewards people with more than money.

So. Much. YES!

DesignMatters with Simon Sinek

Beautiful DesignMatters episode with a person I truly admire: Simon Sinek.

You Don’t Get Forever

What an incredibly moving talk: After Photojojo founder Amit Gupta was diagnosed with leukemia, the community rallied to find a very rare matching bone marrow donor. After recovering, he found himself unable to resume the life he had before, and carrying a secret that took him a year to tell the world.

Amit, so much respect and gratitude for sharing your journey.

Faces Sucked By Smartphone

SUF-FAKE

The fascinating SUR-FAKE series by Antoine Geiger shows faces sucked by smartphones and screens. Wow.

The Wisdom of Pessimism

Pessimism is generally equated with a grumpy and immature kind of mood. But Alain de Botton of the School of Life thinks it’s in fact at the origin of wisdom – and can even leave us feeling surprisingly cheerful.

Pledge 1%

Impressed by Salesforce’s 1% model and hoping to find a way to implement something similar with my teams.

Building Empathy

In this episode of the Brian Lehrer show Roman Krznaric talks about his experiment in enhancing empathy, the Empathy Museum, and his book Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It.

Why Do We Get Goose Bumps?

Why do we get goose bumps explanation video produce by Ryan Kellman and Adam Cole.

CreativeMornings Podcast: Ben Chestnut

One of my favorite CreativeMornings talks went up on our CreativeMornings Podcast last Friday. It features insightful and funny lessons learned by Ben Chestnut, Mailchimp CEO and co-founder.