Hey my fellow do-gooder-and-chief,
Here are 10 things I thought worth sharing with you this week:
1. Trump is president, which means start stocking up on dried beans and ammunition.
2. Live to Challenge
is looking awesome. This week I put a lot of focus into making the site "airy" and "visual", in other words I added more space between objects and added more spots for images to be displayed. Everybody loves pretty pictures!
3. I started wearing five rubber bands on my right wrist. Each rubber band equals a set of 30 pushups. After I complete a set, I move it to my left wrist. By the end of the night all my rubber bands should be on my left wrist. [Read My Article]
4. I've had my own personal office the past two months I've been living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but I realize that I work better when there are people around. [Read My Article]
5. I posted a long Facebook status to encourage self-reflection:
Do you have political courage? Do you hold any political views the majority of your Facebook friends would disagree with? If 99% of your newsfeed is just an amplification of what you already believe then aren't you part of the problem? The root of the problem isn't red vs. blue or white vs. black or male vs. female. The root of the problem is our inability to empathize with "the other". Since the dawn of time there has never been one group of people 100% right about everything. What is your group currently wrong about? You'll have far more influence within your group than with people outside it."
6. I watched the movie Inside Out. I loved one of the main lessons: sadness creates empathy and therefore without one you cannot have the other.
8. I wrote a series of political articles under the title: "simple solutions". The media often presents political issues as a choice between A or B. I often like to ask, what about C? These simple solutions I think can appeal to both conservatives and democrats in such hot topics as healthcare
, and immigration
. [Click to Read Each of My Articles]
9. Speaking of the media, I read a fantastic article on its biased toward catchy headlines & controversy over fact-finding & consensus. No matter your political persusaion I think you should always look at the media (and politicians) with a skeptical eye. [Read the Article]
10. I started reading Creativity Inc by the founder of Pixar, which is about the company's history. Favorite passage so far: "There is nothing quite like ignorance combined with a driving need to succeed to force rapid learning." <= This is so me.
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