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CMMN WLTH 084 - Cheat Codes for Creators, Makers and Doers
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Advances in the DALL•E AI system should make some designers uneasy about their future. All Design Lab combined it with generative algorithms to remove aesthetics from tennis racket design. The result is a futuristic looking product that is lighter and stronger than human designed models.
Electric vehicles produce less pollution, however, they rely on rare earth minerals to create the magnetic fields that make them move. A high schooler’s invention could change that — making EVs truly sustainable. (h/t Angus Wardlaw)
Coca-Cola is expanding the use of KeelClip packaging to the US. Introduced in Europe last year it significantly reduces shrink wrap waste and CO2 consumption. And honestly, looks better.
Why is LinkedIn so cringe? My friend Trung wrote an article breaking it down here. Even The New York Times is questioning the trend of oversharing.
“Physically going through the process of a ritual helps people feel satisfied and in control, with better emotional regulation and the ability to act in a steadier and more focused way.” Great team rituals often make no sense to people outside your group, which is what creates a sense of belonging.
I first learned about Virtual Assistants while reading Tim Ferris’s cult classic, The 4-Hour Work Week. This guide will help you decide if you need one and provides a framework for day-to-day management.
Productivity gurus will tell you that you need to consume more information faster and that success is in the vanity metrics. True learning requires contemplation and implementation.
I’m always on the search for flow, whether it’s while working, writing or running. Here’s the playlist I’m writing to just now. Perhaps whale song tracks are going on next ↓
Lebron James spends $1.5m a year to keep his body in prime condition. A great discussion thread.
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