The best lesson of high school

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My favorite excerpt from Seth Godin’s writing on “The persistence of hierarchy and status roles” is this:

The best lesson of high school might be that everyone has a noise in their heads, everyone feels uncomfortable and everyone would appreciate a little kindness and respect.

Amen to that!

Read the full article here, which by the way, begins with an anecdote about the indi band REM.

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Looking for lessons and learning

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Regard everyone you meet, from barbers to luminaries, as potential teammates.

The original resilience machine

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in Abso-effing-lutely, Creatives I admire | No Comments

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Ah yes. I remember it well. Makes me a bit sad how true this statement is:

The internet was originally designed as a resilience machine, designed to heal itself and work around interruptions. And the essence of it was a distributed, peer-to-peer network that worked precisely because it was open. As data is hoarded, manipulated and monetized, that original intent has been turned upside down. ~ Seth Godin

Read the full article here >>

12 early, mid, and late career lessons

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Rishad Tobaccowala, author of “Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data” has the most subscribe-worthy blog that you should absolutely read now.

I suggest you start here with his thoughtful 12 Career Lessons.

All the way from “1. Find the least sucky job you can” to “4. Even the best jobs are only good seventy percent of the time” then “12. Build a portfolio career and start giving back aggressively” will serve as a roadmap and reality check. I promise.

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10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

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I need to watch this TED Talk on auto-loop. Celeste Headlee is an amazing presenter!

Watch it here >>

Not every brand needs to be a lifestyle

I don’t care how much ‘tude you put in your voice when you say “a panini or crostini.” No child of mine is going to live the Miracle Whip lifestyle.

Watch the commercial here >>