This Watermelon trick made me laugh!
“…, organizational debt is the accumulation of changes that leaders should have made but didn’t.”
Avoiding Organizational Debt, by Scott Belsky
“The reason most of us are unhappy most of the time is that we set our goals – not for the person we’re going to be when we reach them – we set our goal for the person we are when we set them.”
– Dan Gilbert
“Most of our views are shaped by communal groupthink rather than individual rationality, and we cling to these views because of group loyalty. Bombarding people with facts and exposing their individual ignorance is likely to backfire. Most people don’t like too many facts, and they certainly don’t like to feel stupid.”
People Have Limited Knowledge. What’s the Remedy? Nobody Knows, by Yuval Harari
A friend of mine gifted me this Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace. It’s a tribute to all the women who have ever crushed it and symbolizes all the milestone breakthroughs achieved by women past, present, and future.
Love this so much!
(Anyone know who created this?)
– Download 200+ Free Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim Museum
– Shining a light on the positive impact immigrants have on the world: thebrightside.co
– Seth Godin is going to teach you how to tell stories that resonate with his brand new online seminar.
– The wonderful Olimpia Zagnoli launched a Skillshare class.
– An alarm rug that forces you to get up. Brilliant and annoying.
– Dieter Rams’ classic design principles updated for the tech industry
– Nomadic gardener rents people’s yards to grow produce
– Here’s your chance to explore Sicily with one of my favorite humans, Linda Sarris, aka The Cheeky Chef. A week of Italian culture and culinary delights. YES!
– Page Weight lets you see how images affect your page speed.
– Helen Dealtry makes beautiful scarves.
– This wall rack is beautiful and practical. The two conditions that have to be met to enter my home.
– A person is a person through other persons. “We know from everyday experience that a person is partly forged in the crucible of community. Relationships inform self-understanding. Who I am depends on many ‘others’: my family, my friends, my culture, my work colleagues.” (via one of my favorite newsletters)
– Jamila Woods – “Holy”
– Beautifully designed weight training equipment? Wow!
– I want to give this Make-Ahead “Ham & Cheese” Breakfast Casserole a try!
– “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen.” Jimmy Kimmel
– Love what Jason Fried is doing over at Basecamp with their new referral program: You save $50 on your first month if you sign up with this link and the best part: They are going to be donating $50 per signup to the Chicago Food Depository.
– I feel great. I feel great. I feel great.
A big thank you to Layers Design Conference for sponsoring this week.
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www.layers.is, San Jose, CA, June 5-7, 2017.
1. Convey genuine appreciation.
2. Listen with intent.
3. Use humility markers
4. Offer unvarnished honesty.
5. Blue-sky brainstorm.
How to Become Insanely Well-Connected, by Chris Fralic
A new postage stamp reveals a rare astronomical phenomenon when you touch it.
Tips for Human Interactions:
1. Be kind.
2. Be kind.
3. Be kind.
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) November 15, 2016
Edison electric light sign, circa 1900. This made me think of what invention in my lifetime will need a similar sign? Maybe self-driving cars?
Wave hands at faucet
Nothing happens, not a thing
Like I don't exist
— Josh Clark (@bigmediumjosh) May 2, 2017
This http://www.thekitchn.com/gluten-free-no-bake-cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries-226546 is brilliant. I am all for finger food desserts! Must try!
“You want a social life, with friends.
A passionate love life and as well
To work hard every day. What’s true
Is of these three you may have two
And two can pay you dividends
But never may have three.
There isn’t time enough, my friends–
Though dawn begins, yet midnight ends–
To find the time to have love, work, and friends.
Michelangelo had feeling
For Vittoria and the Ceiling
But did he go to parties at day’s end?
Homer nightly went to banquets
Wrote all day but had no lockets
Bright with pictures of his Girl.
I know one who loves and parties
And has done so since his thirties
But writes hardly anything at all.”
– Kenneth Koch
Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.
The LA tunnel project is blowing my mind.
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia is taking on the news media with Wikitribune. With this project he aims to build an advertising free news platform that brings journalists and a community of volunteers together. If anyone can do it, Jimmy can. Let’s support him.
“If you find yourself criticizing other people, you’re probably doing it out of Resistance. When we see others beginning to live their authentic selves, it drives us crazy if we have not lived out our own. Individuals who are realized in their own lives almost never criticize others. If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement. Watch yourself. Of all the manifestations of Resistance, most only harm ourselves. Criticism and cruelty harm others as well.”
— Steven Pressfield, War of Art