Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, Interesting Bits, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, FWD50, and Scaletechconf; author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (Rebus Foundation, PressBooks, LibriVox) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person “must see.”
Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another:
- TouchType – Schultz Schultz. “This touchscreen-only tool lets you build typographical beauty in a website. Rotate, resize, and place letters to make all kinds of logos and art. If you’re a font nerd like me, you’ll waste far too much time on this.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- When you want to dance but only have 2 points of articulation – TheCrafsMan SteadyCraftin – YouTube. “Some great animation by crafter/maker/streamer TheCrafsMan. Short, sweet timeline cleanser for you this time, Mitch.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills – Bloomberg. “The challenge of what to do with wind turbine blades (which can be almost as long as a football field) when they reach the end of their useful life.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- 6 most useful things an academic learned at speech class – Nicholas Coles – Twitter. “Both Mitch and Alistair are masters of public speaking, so there might not be anything new or interesting here for them. But I learned a couple of neat tricks (2 and 6 especially) and perhaps you might too, if you have an upcoming speaking engagement.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- Jane McGonigal — How She Predicted COVID in 2010, Becoming the Expert of Your Own Future, Trust Warfare, the 10-Year Winter, and How to Cultivate Optimism – The Tim Ferriss Show. “My plan, this week, was to break with the code of these weekly link shares and recommend two books that I simply can’t put down. Instead, I decided to couch that thought in two podcasts that feature the authors of said books. First up is Jane McGonigal and her brilliant new book, Imaginable – How To See The Future Coming And Feel Ready For Anything – Even Things That Seem Impossible Today. Jane is a Futurist who comes to that vocation via video game design. I’ve had the pleasure of spending some time with her at previous TED events, but the thinking and work in her new book is simply a sight to behold. It’s one of those books that I hesitate to recommend because I selfishly want the information for myself… but that’s not really who I am. I have little faith that enough people are reading books, so here’s a great overview of the concepts that Jane presents in Imaginable. Want to see the future but – more importantly – be ready for the changes that are coming? This is for you…” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Susan Cain on Transforming Pain, Building Your Emotional Resilience, Exploring Sufi Wisdom, Tapping into Bittersweet Songs, and Seeking the Shards of Light – The Time Ferriss Show. “Susan Cain’s brand new book, Bittersweet – How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, is a masterpiece. If you haven’t read her first book, Quiet – The Secret Strengths of Introverts, or seen her TED Talks (which have over 50 million views), you can’t begin to understand how profound her work is. In short, Susan is able to take things we may perceive as a weakness or a ‘bug’ and turn it into a ‘feature’ (or superpower). Bittersweet is just that. In what might be a quirky music analogy: If every amazing nonfiction book that you have ever read could be described as the ‘hit single’ of an album, then Susan’s book is that incredible ballad that sticks to your soul, long after the other songs fade from the charts. It’s an incredible book about self reflection, and it’s an even more incredible book because you soon realize just how important it is for all of us to slow down, listen deeply, and even if we are affected in a way that might be considered sad or creates tears, those could well be the gateways towards a much happier and balanced and creative life.” (Mitch Hugh).
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