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The website Information is Beautiful is out with their 2019 Awards. Stunning.

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I aim to pursue life with a five decade time horizon, and I enjoyed Simon Sinek’s argument in favor of playing The Infinite Game. “There is no such thing as coming in first in marriage or friendship.” “There is no such thing as winning education.” “No matter how successful we are in life, when we die, none […]

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When you are meeting for the first time with someone new at a company you are serving, what do you say? I used to take up the first five minutes of the conversation by force-feeding the person with a summary of the project. Now I start with: “What have you already heard about this effort?” […]

“Stefan [Draschan] does it by camping in galleries for days, waiting for visitors who perfectly match the artworks they observe.” Some of these made me laugh out loud.

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In What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of legendary VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, explains that “culture is how your company makes decisions when you are not there.” I like that he draws lessons from a more diverse set of leaders than the typical business book, including […]

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In Episode 213 of Unleashed, I share tips on how to source expert interviews for your projects, both through expert networks as well as how to find them yourself. (Here’s a transcript for those who prefer to read rather than listen.) The episode includes tips on: Using an Upwork researcher to create the target list for outreach How to […]

You could do an entire final progress review using one page like this.  

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Twyla Tharp is 78 and still choreographing new dances. Her latest book, Keep It Moving: Lessons for the Rest of Your Life, provides an argument for and tips on remaining physically active as we age. Her previous book, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, is one of my all-time favorites.

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Great source for holiday cards (or other printing needs): NextDayFlyers. Far more economical than Shutterfly or other consumer brand You get complete artistic control and don’t need to use some pre-existing template No Shutterfly logo NextDayFlyers would be primarily for U.S. customers.  What are your recommendations for customers in other countries?

Over-view.com presents views with a mission: “Seeing the Earth from a great distance has been proven to stimulate awe, increase desire to collaborate, and foster long-term thinking.” Here are Dutch Tulips

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Noted economist Bryan Caplan teams with illustrator Zach Weinersmith to make the argument for open borders and answer the common arguments against open borders. Whatever your views on immigration, this book is highly recommended. Compelling use of the graphic novel format and a model for other non-fiction seeking to reach a broad audience. I liked […]

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Ever need to store your bags for a few hours while traveling? BagBNB is like AirBNB for your bags. As an example, this map shows locations currently available to store bags near Times Square – just $6 per day per item.