Your best ideas come when you turn your attention away from the trivial. Or probably toward the trivial - what we think is trivial, you know, the boring stuff. Trees, shoes, traffic, lines at the grocery store, that sort of thing. Your best ideas come to you when you're not willing them into being. It's… Continue reading ‘Where can I find my best ideas?’
Can someone please tell me which one I'm supposed to do? Finding your passion says your passion is out there. Finding your passion means to go shopping. If you can't find your passion - your favorite brand of passion - ask if they have any in the back. And if they're all out, you have… Continue reading Find your passion or follow your bliss?
Hypernormalisation by Adam Curtis. It's about technocracy, the internet, banks, Colonel Gaddafi, algorithms, echo chambers, Trump, Reagan, and more. It covers a lot of ground yet stays coherent for the entire 2 hours and 45 minute runtime. Also features some very cool music. You'll be thinking about it for days, maybe even weeks after watching.… Continue reading A good and scary documentary
Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube It's all about action. Seriously, screw potential, screw all that nonsense...the question I ask myself is: what can I actually do today?Andrew Yu This conversation will stimulate your medulla oblongata. Today I'm joined by Andrew Yu (@andrewcyu)! Andrew Yu is a product manager, illustrator,… Continue reading Andrew Yu — Blending Analytical Rigor with Art, Product Management and Creativity (#46)
https://youtu.be/xy58weNmI1Q What if school were a place where we practiced what we're taught? Instead of learning stuff just to memorize it, what if we made stuff out of the stuff we learned? Stuff we could show our parents, proving to them that their tax dollars are actually improving society? What if we used our English… Continue reading What Else Should Be Mandatory? 10 Ideas for Better Schools
Less this, less that, yeah okay I get it. Less is more. Sure, less is more, until less becomes limiting. I'm in favor of the pursuit of more - meaningful more - the pursuit of moments that enrich our lives, revitalize our senses, and refresh our spirit. Take your picks: More laughs. More conversations. More… Continue reading In Pursuit of Meaningful More
Imagine having access to all the world's information in your pocket. Think of all the millions and millions of websites. All the .coms and .blogs and .lols (yes that's a real extension). Imagine the weird, quirky, strange, helpful, shocking, scary websites -- websites that cover the full scope of humanity from the best to the… Continue reading To Hell with Infinity! The Internet is Shrinking and We Don’t Seem to Care
A better question: where can't you? Cell phones in our pockets and laptops in our backpacks and satellites above our heads inform our mations so quickly that it's absurd. And besides, don't you know that the 'I' in 'internet' stands for Information? And that the 'N' stands for kNowledge? A friend told me he's taking… Continue reading Where can I find more information?
Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube I think a lot of our relationships in life are defined by proximity...how close are you to the bubble of the work you're producing?Bryan Ho This conversation is for nerrrrrrrds. Today I'm joined by Bryan Ho! (@foundbryan) Bryan is a web designer from Singapore.… Continue reading Bryan Ho — How to Make the World Weird Web More Fun & Creative (#45)
After more than a year of doing it, blogging everyday feels normal. So normal that opening WordPress and typing words every morning is banal. Ordinary. Regular. But that's the scary part: what we do everyday becomes ordinary. Hannah Arendt pointed out that even atrocity can become ordinary if it's acted out everyday. So why can't… Continue reading The Banality of Blogging