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Photography Video

Wes Anderson vehicles

Video editor Jaume R. Lloret compiled some of the vehicles from Wes Anderson movies including The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Grand Budapest Hotel.

What aesthetic eye candy!

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Productivity & Work Video

Watch the trailer for Alex Honnold’s Free Solo

I’ve posted about the remarkable solo climber Alex Honnold before, detailing how he uses visualization techniques to train his mind to become immune to fear.

The folks at National Geographic and the producer of the 2015 film Meru (Amazon) Jimmy Chin have teamed up to document Honnold’s climb of El Capitan, the vertical granite rock formation located at Yosemite National Park.

“If you don’t have any fear to begin with, there’s a lot less to control.”

Alex Honnold

Said one of Honnold’s fellow climbers: “Free soloing El Cap is like doing an Olympic gold medal sporting event, where if you don’t get the gold medal, you die.”

A super-sensation seeker, Honnold literally dances with fear. As he says in the trailer, “If you’re pushing the edge, eventually you’ll find the edge.” 

The film Free Solo is out now in select theaters. Click here for more info.

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Sports Video

Take The Ball, Pass The Ball: trailer for documentary on Barcelona’s Guardiola years

Watching FC Barcelona from 2008 to 2012 was like watching a performance art piece. The way coach and former Barcelona player Josep “Pep” Guardiola had the Blaugrana pass and move, with the added dynamics of Lionel Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta was just extraordinary.

“I don’t like it when a player says, ‘I like freedom; I want to play for myself.’ Because the player has to understand he is part of a team with 10 other players. If everyone wants to be a jazz musician, it will be chaos. They will not be a team, and nothing will be possible.”

Pep Guardiola

The team collected 14 trophies in four years, including the Treble of a La Liga title, Spanish Cup, and Champions League title in the 2008 – 2009 season. Hear the story straight from the players who lived it: Thierry Henry, Eto’o, Xavi, Iniesta, and more. Take the Ball, Pass the Ball. This documentary looks monumental.

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Uncategorized Video

A giant bookshop that never shuts

A bookstore dream come true 📚

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Growing nervous system in a developing zebrafish embryo

A stunning video of the nervous system of a zebrafish over a 16 hour period.

The imperative is to grow into somebody.

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Life & Philosophy Social Media Tech Video

Slow appeal 🐢

Conventional wisdom says that we should emphasize speed over power. After all, he who runs the fastest wins the race.

But life is a marathon, not a sprint. Malcolm Gladwell once said proper books should take at least two years to write: “We need to be a little bit more tortoise-y and a little less hare-ish.”

“We need to be a little bit more tortoise-y and a little less hare-ish.”

Malcolm Gladwell

The era of ‘move fast and break things’ has led to a poor product. Once the darling of Silicon Valley, Facebook transformed a nemesis of democracy for permitting fake news to spread between echo chambers and the darkest of tribes.

What if instead of rushing to the finish and shipping clickbait disguised as a morally inferior product, we thought through the ramifications of greed-inspired releases. The reality is that a good consumer-friendly product takes time to build.

Testing and learning are indispensable. The extra time also allows ideas to simmer, to attract feedback, and to be revised all the while moving forward in progression.

The principle of do small things, slowly is best illustrated in the video below. The aim is consistency and experience, not the 100-meter dash.

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