2018 Internet Trends Report

Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley: Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The Planet Does Not Need…

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”
David W. Orr

Leaders

“Leaders bring the weather.”

Heard in this podcast interview on leadership in the new age with Bob Anderson.

Power of Love

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
— Jimi Hendrix

Pulling

“You can always tell when someone wants something from you. Their energy has a ‘pulling’ quality.”
Phil Good

Digital Detox

I honestly think this piece of wood in the shape of a phone could help me do a digital detox. Just like so many of you, I am addicted to my phone.

Unequal Scenes

Unequal Scenes is an unsettling photo series portraying scenes of urban inequality.

(via Dense Discovery)

Rules for Online Sanity

Loving these rules for Online Sanity put together by Kai Brach. If you’re not subscribing to his newsletter Dense Discovery, you’re missing out. Super thoughtful and full of delight. Here’s the newsletter I found this gem in.

Elizabeth Streb Defies Gravity

Two weeks ago I had the wonderful pleasure to sit next to Elizabeth Streb at a dinner party. She told me she was an extreme action specialist who flies. I couldn’t help but tilt my head to the side and say “Tell me more!” Luck has it, she talked about her quest of defying gravity in this wonderful TED talk.

What an incredible woman! Check out her company Streb.

Relationship with Others

“If you love yourself, you love others. If you hate yourself, you hate others. In relationship with others, it is only you, mirrored.”
— Osho

The Belief of The 4 Minute Mile

(via Danielle La Porte)

Essential

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To Fall in Love, Do This

While I am not convinced these 36 questions lead to love, they sure will make for a deep moment amongst friends. The podcast episode is worth a listen.

This Question Stopped Me In My Tracks

Who are you without the doing?” What a powerful and humbling question.

Listen to reflections on this in Jocelyn K. Glei’s latest Hurry Slowly Podcast episode.

Illustration by Timo Kuilder

Friday Link Pack (on Saturday)

I had the chance to experience Crush Club live yesterday. Instant new favorite. Impossible to sit still.

– I always love this list put together by the Do Lectures team: 100 Must-Read Books Of 2018

– In this mini-episode of Hurry Slowly, Jocelyn asks this one question: “Who are you without the doing?” I will have to think on this.

– These food puzzles are delightful.

– Loving these prints by Zach Lieberman.

Helpful rules to follow in times of crisis, for leaders managers, or any human really.

This bookstand made me look.

How to Make and Wear Medieval Armor: An In-Depth Primer

The Man Who Turns Back New York City’s Clocks, Hand by Hand

– I just discovered my Sparketype, a discovery tool created by my friend Jonathan Fields. You can do too. It’s free.

These rugs would look good in my bathroom.

Maria Popova wrote a book.

– Intrigued by these Shoe Skunks

– Worth a listen: Debbie Millman in conversation with Pete Souza

Geo Guesser – A Goole Maps Game (via Seth)

Blocked from the ballot – Stories on Voting in America

– A perfect print for a kids room: Animals by Oliver Jeffers. (A lot of these animals are available as Tattly.)

– This monkey tea bag holder made me laugh.

– Fly hummingbird, fly.


Cool jobs to apply for: There are over 1,200 jobs listed on the new CreativeMornings job board. Search full time, part time, contract, remote, freelance, internships.

Sproutel in Providence is looking for a designer.

Mailchimp in Atlanta is looking for a Director of Marketing Operations.

Herman Miller in Hollan, Michigan is looking to hire a Writer/Editor Intern.

See all of the jobs.

Life

It’s been quiet on here. I realize. I spent the past few days with my dad in the hospital, in Switzerland, holding his hand and telling him over and over how much I love him. Wish I would have done that more often sooner. Maybe you can?

Also, what’s a word that describes both heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time?

“Leftover Woman”

Single women in China are courageously standing up against the pressure of being labelled “Sheng Nu”, or “leftover woman”. This hit in the heart.

(thank you Matt)

Meet Scott Harrison – Charity Water Founder

I really enjoyed this honest and vulnerable conversation between Chase Jarvis and Scott Harrison, founder of Charity Water.

Erase Hate

The Way You Live

“Attract them by the way you live.”
– Saint Augustine

Chiune Sugihara and Moral Heroism

“Day and night he wrote visas. He issued as many visas in a day as would normally be issued in a month. His wife, Yukiko, massaged his hands at night, aching from the constant effort. When Japan finally closed down the embassy in September 1940, he took the stationery with him and continued to write visas that had no legal standing but worked because of the seal of the government and his name. At least 6,000 visas were issued for people to travel through Japan to other destinations, and in many cases entire families traveled on a single visa. It has been estimated that over 40,000 people are alive today because of this one man.”

The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting

Nobody-But-Yourself

“A lot of people think or believe or know they feel — but that’s thinking or believing or knowing; not feeling. And poetry is feeling — not knowing or believing or thinking.

Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.

To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

E. E. Cummings

Enormous Smallness: The Sweet Illustrated Story of E. E. Cummings and His Creative Bravery

Just Help

“Don’t be fancy, just help people.”
– Glennon Doyle

Surfing Life Force

“Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. When you go with the flow, you’re surfing life force. It’s about wakeful trust and total collaboration with what’s showing up for you.”
– Danielle LaPorte