This week I have been consuming:
- Spotify playlists in Bank of England’s sights – using song data to gauge the mood of the nation. The speech this comes from is great too, Will Big Data Keep Its Promise?
- Women in business versus men called John.
- Chiron Return Inspo with adventurer Helen Thayer, an amazing New Zealander I had never heard of.
- Bezos (who announced this week he only finds space worthy of his billions) has banned powerpoints in his meetings in favour of the narrative. It’s a very nice analogy to the campfire but I still believe in bullet points.
- Monzo’s Tone of Voice guide 🐒🍌 “Add ‘…by monkeys’ to the end of any phrase you think might be passive. If it still makes sense, then it’s passive! Easy as that.”
- I run a pretty efficient ship, but I wouldn’t call myself a minimalist. I’ve been reading up on how to simplify things even further. 11 Easy Ways to Uncomplicate Your Life. And another 72 ways. Er, 72, that’s a paradox?
- Salt by Nayyirah Waheed in real-life-dropped-it-in-the-bath-oh-shit-paperback. I adore this woman’s writing on Instagram, so I’ve bought copies of her book for five of my favourite ladies. Support artists you admire (both in and out of your orbit).
- Hopscotch. Would you play?
This week I am also thinking about:
- Unlearning and how to figure out what you don’t know. Tough.
- Latin. In particular the phrase, res ipsa loquitur, which means “the thing speaks for itself.” As spotted on my BrewDog pint.
- The Greek word for statue is agalma which means delight. Statue, by contrast, is from the Latin statuere which means to set up. “This indicates different conceptions of art. But is art not the delight of senses and the satisfaction of mind?” [via]