Teeter Totter Wall

This interactive art piece at the Mexican / US border wall is incredibly moving. It connects children and adults in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side. Way to bring light to an incredibly dark situation.

Design Questions Library

The Design Questions Library is part of d.school’s recently launched “Public Library“, a digital collection built to help you go beyond the basics and dive deeper into the nuances of design. Can’t wait to see what else they’ll be adding.

I want to know how you spend your time

Love this, by Jamie Varon.

Intention/Tension

“Too much intention creates tension.”
Moojiji

This is Water

Probably one of the most famous commencement speeches of all times: This is Water, by David Foster Wallace. 22 minutes well spent.

Listen Completely

“When people talk, listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out, know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice.”
— Ernest Hemingway

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A Love Letter to My Lawyer

(click to see the entire thread)

Lawyers get a bad rep. That bums me out. I have been working with the same lawyer for the last 14 years and I don’t think I would be where I am today without him. I had a bit of a “I love my lawyer so much” gratitude wave come over me yesterday so I channeled it into a Twitter Thread.

Kyle’s additional response put the biggest smile on my face, it really shows what a good human my lawyer Jerald is.

I have recently really gotten into Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. (I mostly listen to it as a podcast.)

Usually Oprah interviews her guests, but in this episode, Glennon Doyle Melton shares her personal story and asks all of us: What would happen if we stopped being afraid of our pain?

It really moved me.

“Team Human”

Humans are no longer valued for our creativity, says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff — in a world dominated by digital technology, we’re now just valued for our data. In a passionate talk, Rushkoff urges us to stop using technology to optimize people for the market and start using it to build a future centered on our pre-digital values of connection, creativity and respect. “Join ‘Team Human.’ Find the others,” he says. “Together let’s make the future that we always wanted.”

Huddle at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Every Monday the entire staff at junk removal service company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? gathers in the huddle room at the corporate office to share good news, get an update from different departments and contribute ideas for missing systems or opportunities in the junk removal industry. Then everyone comes together for a final cheer. This made me look!

Meetings with Remarkable Men

I want to watch this documentary. Don’t remember being this moved by a trailer.

Hard or Easy

“When you believe something is hard, the universe demonstrates the difficulty. When you believe something is easy, the universe demonstrates the ease.”
― Esther Abraham Hicks

Transformative Gatherings

Why do some gatherings take off and others don’t? Author Priya Parker shares three easy steps to turn your parties, dinners, meetings and holidays into meaningful, transformative gatherings.

Best 10 min I have spent in a while.

This. Is. Crazy!

This is the craziest, plot twist-y Twitter thread I have ever read.

Deliberate Creative Process

“The combination of being more deliberate about what you want, more clear about what you intend, and more sensitive to the way you feel is, in essence, what the Deliberate Creative Process is all about.”
― Esther Abraham Hicks

In Defense of Home Cooking

Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations.

Rules for Being Human

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Signs of Healing

“More observing, less judging.
More responding, less reacting.
More self-love, less sabotage.
More boundaries, less resentments.
More inner peace, less outer chaos.
More clarity, less confusion.
More being, less doing.
More faith, less fear.”

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The Anti-CEO Playbook

SO MUCH YES! This talk by Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya resonates so deeply.

Virtual Choir

Completely mesmerized by Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir. The Virtual Choir is a global phenomenon, creating a user-generated choir that brings together singers from around the world and their love of music in a new way through the use of technology. Singers record and upload their videos from locations all over the world. Each one of the videos is then synchronised and combined into one single performance to create the Virtual Choir.

(I recently started a real life choir, inspired by James Sill’s CreativeMornings “talk: last December!)

My Dad, the Facebook Addict

“I have a folder on my computer full of memes!” This is sad and funny at the same time. So many emotions. My Dad, the Facebook Addict

Amy Padnani: Overlooked Obituaries

New York Times digital editor Amy Padnani talked about Overlooked, a series telling the stories of remarkable people who never received an obit in their publication.

Compliment!

People > Craft

I keep coming back to this brief talk by Larry Legend. Reminding me that People > Craft.