Peter Porter: ‘Always say something a bit more interesting than what you mean’

“Always say something a bit more interesting than what you mean.” — Peter Porter, from his poem “English Subtitles.” He also believed that poetry was “a tub into which you can pour anything.” You may also like:

Newsletter: ‘The Best for the Most for the Least’

web gems 1 Frank Gehry And The Walt Disney Concert Hall Frank Gehry was at the bottom of the shortlist of candidates considered to design the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in 1988. His profile made him the odd man out for the job. But he kept his creative confidence: “It’s as though people […]

Creativity is rejected: Teachers and bosses don’t value out-of-the-box thinking.

A Cornell study makes the case that social rejection is not actually bad for the creative process—and can even facilitate it. The study shows that if you have the sneaking suspicion you might not belong, the act of being rejected confirms your interpretation. The effect can liberate creative people from the need to fit in […]

7 articles to read this weekend

Every week I highlight articles I find across the web pertaining to life hacks and technology. Below are some of the more interesting reads from this week. 1.  The origin of the 8 hour work day and why we should rethink it. Apparently the 8 hour work day goes back to the factory mindset established […]