⛅The Sunday Edition
This week's top picks...
Seth Godin | Seth's Blog
'If you can’t find a win-win, it might be time to find a win-lose where the most people with something at stake end up benefiting'
There are some problems where a useful solution is a win for everyone. (2 minute read)
Jean Burgess | The Conversation
'Some critics think we should get rid of the idea of the “digital town square” altogether, or at least think more deeply about how it might reinforce existing divisions and hierarchies'
What does it mean when billionaires own the online spaces where we gather? (5 minute read)
Jonny Thomson | Big Think
'Self-confession and self-honesty is essential to a fulfilled life. The secrets we have and the reasons we have them are worth examining'
If secrets are a kind of poison, confession is the antidote. (4 minute read)
Jason Crawford | The Roots of Progress
'Optimism often requires believing in unknown, unspecified future breakthroughs—which seems fanciful and naive. If you very soberly, wisely, prudently stick to the known and the proven, you will necessarily be pessimistic'
No proven resources or technologies can sustain economic growth. The status quo will plateau. (2 minute read)
Morgan Housel | Collaborative Fund | *Long Read
'One hundred billion people have walked this planet. Nearly eight billion of them are alive today. Each has a story, few have a microphone'
It’s a long post, but each point can be read individually. Skip the ones you don’t agree with and reread the ones you do – that itself is a common way people think. (28 minute read)
📺 Video: How to build neighborhoods we actually like | Freethink | 9 Min
🎙Podcast: The case for a 4-day work week | Juliet Schor | Ted Talks Daily | 13 Min
The traditional approach to work needs a redesign, says economist Juliet Schor. She's leading four-day work week trials in countries like the US and Ireland, and the results so far have been overwhelmingly positive.
🤔 Something to think about: 'Pick a starting point so ridiculously small you have no excuse not to do it' - Josh Spector
❔ Brain Teaser
Rearrange the following letters to give two 11 letter words.
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