⫹⫺ Speed, Markets & Boredom
For the Creators, Makers & Doers - CMMN WLTH 046
Hello my friends,
Short and sweet this week.
Thanks to each one of you who sent me a note or shared last week’s tribute to Virgil Abloh.
Looking at the stats - it’s currently the all-time most viewed edition of CMMN WLTH and I hope something you will continue to come back to when you seek inspiration.
Speaking of inspiration - highlights this week ↓
The development timeline of the iPod will blow your mind.
How technological era determine organizational structures.
Reframe boredom and use it to your advantage.
Let me know what you think by replying directly to this e-mail, or even better, by sharing it with your closest confidant(e).
Your attention means a lot,
With the acceleration towards the Metaverse, Snow Peak are banking on people looking for opportunities to escape hyperconnectivity and screen time. Their goal is to reinvent the camping experience and bring people together in the rejuvenating environment of the outdoors.
While researching for last week’s edition I discovered that Virgil was (unsurprisingly) ahead of the curve on Web3. Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase, shared his vision of a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) that would fundamentally change the balance of power in favor of creators.
Tony Fadell, the inventor of the iPod, just announced he is releasing a book next year. If you’re struggling with speed of innovation, here’s the timeline of events for the invention of everyone’s favorite music player ↓
Shifts in technology have the power to fundamentally change the efficiency of markets. This comprehensive essay describes how each technological era manipulated organizational structures and what the future looks like.
When choosing a career don’t follow your passion. Look for big waves to surf.
“Companies have become more fixated on their employees' NPS scores than their customers.” A sobering viewpoint on how to build successful companies.
Some of the world’s greatest inventions were conceived during periods of boredom. A fascinating article on the different varieties and how to reframe them to your advantage.
Deep listening is one of the most powerful weapons in a leader’s armory. In the context of social change, this is an outstanding framework on how to become a dedicated practitioner.
“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard." - David McCullough. Learn to write with confidence.
Out of Office
The scale of the internet is hard to visualize. Although this dopamine inducing video gives you some sense of scale.
Artist Louise Drulhe created the Critical Atlas of the Internet which comprises 15 conceptual spatialization exercises in a highly engaging website.
Although I don’t understand all of it I haven’t found a better explanation than this topographical map of why we need decentralized internet.
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