🧠 Mental models – an almost complete guide. LINK
🕰 Everything is timing. Being awake to temporal forces can help us work smarter and live better. LINK
⛵ These Women Circumnavigated The Earth But Came Back To The Same Sexist Attitudes. An amazing story of perseverance, ocean life and the retrograde bullshit of the Indian Navy. LINK
☠ The Corpse Project. What is the most eco-friendly way to shuffle off this mortal coil? LINK
👾 Discovering a name for it. The imp of the perverse – a metaphor for the urge to do exactly the wrong thing in a given situation for the sole reason that it is possible for wrong to be done. LINK
💘 Esther Perel on the different language men and women use when we ask for what we want in relationships, and the permissions we are granted by society. LINK
🔮 The tarot cards of tech. LINK
⌨ There is no place for Garamond on the web, with reference to graffiti from Pompeii. LINK
— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) May 1, 2018
This week I am also thinking about:
- Resilience in the workplace, and whether resilient people are the key to adaptable companies.
- Jessica Lanyadoo’s horoscopes and how they serve as really on-point life advice stars aside. “Growth requires you to change and to risk outgrowing things or people that you’re invested in. Follow the organic flow of your life to see where it takes you this week, Scorpio. You’re ready to embody more of yourself in your relationships, even if that means going through a period of discomfort or uncertainty with others. When you show up with more of yourself, things get more real, and if that makes things worse, then it’s just a matter of time anyways. Show up all the way.”
- I’ve started a full-time contract at Canary Wharf – it feels very back to the future, it was the first area in London I worked, circa 2011. Get your nails done on demand. Amazon Lockers in the canteen. Self-scan & pay machines at the pharmacy. Conveyor belt food options. The design on convenience for an (upper-middle class segment) office worker is insane.
- Reading Esther Perel’s The State Of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity – a book for anyone who has ever loved. (And wondering how I can look as good as the author at 60.)