Below are this week’s interesting links and recent discoveries for your weekend reading.
Want to be more creative? Go for a walk. The chair-based lifestyle is not only killing us, but it’s also stifling good ideas. If you ever get stuck in a creative rut, science shows that you should go for a stroll to get your endorphins moving. As learning scientist Marily Oppezzo notes in her TED presentation below, walking generates twice the ideas. Even if you walk and then sit, your mind will continue to generate novelty.
TEDxLondonBusinessSchool: A future imperfect: why globalisation went wrong. The myth that no two countries with McDonald’s refuse to fight each other appears to be just that. Realism is back, manifesting itself through the whims of protectionism. So, are we doomed to conflict? Not necessarily. It is in these moments that pessimism and inventiveness coexist.
The emotional journey of creating anything great. The key to achieving anything is not necessarily maintaining that excitement but pushing through all the CRAP (criticism, rejection, assholes, and pressure) and maintaining a beginner’s mindset.
Book I’m reading
“Malcolm Gladwell summed it up this way: “Sesame Street was built around a single, breakthrough insight: that if you can hold the attention of children, you can educate them.”
Video I’m watching
Emotions ebb and flow like the notes and bars in a classical music rollercoaster.
Thought of the week
“It is somewhat ridiculous to suppose that the invention of a motor car can render horses less necessary to man”
— Saddlery and Harness Magazine, 1895
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!
Wells Baum (@bombtune)
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