Weekly recap | 18 to 24 Nov 2019

Starting these weekly recaps after seeing other bloggers that I respect doing it. I find it helpful to look back and be thankful for what has happened. Mon 18 Woke up at 2:50am to dial into a free session of The Alchemy of Time. Worth.Went to the Mozilla…

When your pet is (kind of) famous

Gerard: Hi, I’d like to make an appointment for Tyrael. Receptionist (from another vet clinic branch): How do you spell that? Gerard: T-y (Whispering in the background) Receptionist: Oh wait, nevermind. Seems that everyone in the clinic knows him. How you know when your pet is very famous at…

Van Life | Most thoughtful conversion by far

A huge fan of tiny house and small spaces living, I have watched so many van tours and van conversion videos. This is by far the most thoughtful and functional one. The couple who converted it have travelled around interviewing people who live alternative lifestyles, including van life. They have…

Grovemade's super concise internal presentations

via Andrew Allen/WeTransfer On the first Monday of each month, everyone gets together for an update on sales, marketing, production, product issues, finance, and R&D.These monthly presentations take five to ten minutes. Afterward, Ken exports a PDF of the Paste deck and emails it to the…

Cleanliness in Japan

via Steve John Powell & Angeles Marin Cabello/BBC Travel Most first-time visitors to Japan are struck by how clean the country is. Then they notice the absence of litter bins. And street sweepers. So they’re left with the question: how does Japan stay so clean?On why cleaning…

POV of a Photographer at the Pentagon on 9/11

via Frank Lee Ruggles/PetaPixel On entering the Pentagon after it had been hit. An Air Force Full-Bird Colonel stopped us briefly; noticing our camera gear. He said, “Guys, this isn’t a press event” as if he was going to turn us away. I looked at him and said……

You can't please everyone

It's true that you can't please everyone. You must be true to yourself, you must be authentic. You can’t pander. It is useful to get the feedback, to listen to it, to try to understand it. But you can’t let it jerk you around. You have to have…

Raven v Amazon

via Rework Podcast Ep55 and Wailin Wong/Signal v. Noise Full transcript available. In the spring of 2019, Danny Caine, the owner of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, overheard a customer saying she could buy a new hardcover online for $15. Danny took to Twitter to explain the…

Unleashing the power of small, independent teams

via Oliver Bossert, Alena Kretzberg & Jürgen Laartz / McKinsey Quarterly, Jul 2018 How Senior Executives empower independent teams Unleash independent teams in meaningful areas Put strong performers on independent teams, especially at the outset Provide teams with a clear view of their customer Allocate resources up front, then hold teams…