⫹⫺ Discomfort, Desperation & Distraction
Cheat Codes for Creators, Makers & Doers - CMMN WLTH 059
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Uncertainty makes it hard to be focused and productive.
This week’s curation will encourage you to embrace discomfort and avoid distraction.
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To popularize their ‘Integrated Tether System’, Ford released CAD files that allow the public to design and manufacture their own accessories. The plan worked with a number of ingenious solutions being created and even sold on Etsy.
Heliograph intercepts ocean bound plastic and makes these lamps. The result is a perfect combination of appeal, sustainability and fun.
Madehow is the definitive source of how products are made. It includes hundreds of products with detailed info on their engineering and manufacture.
There are few things more motivating than hearing a competitor is about to execute your idea. Why desperation is the best stimulus for focus and inspiration.
3 key takeaways:
When analyzing performance - Don’t look at the people look at the work.
When taking over an organization - Create clarity as soon as you can.
When recruiting - You don’t learn much from an interview. How you find out if the person is right is by asking as many people as you can.
Weighing the pros and cons of job becoming identity. How to evaluate a common thought pattern.
Clive Thompson shares his experience of working from home for the last 24 years. In May 2020 69% of all US employees were working remotely at least some of the time. By Fall 2021 it was still 45%.
Clive has saved 5,292 hours having no commute.
Surveys find that 1/3 to 1/2 of workers actually enjoy their commute.
Those that miss it say they miss the daily ritual, reading or listening to a podcast.
A practical guide on how to stay focused. “Becoming indistractable requires an understanding of why you lose focus and learning the skills to do as you say.”
The Divergent Association Task measures verbal creativity in under 4 minutes. If you like Wordle you’ll like this test.
Out of Office
Russian App Store last month vs. now.
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