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CMMN WLTH 088 - Cheat Codes for Creators, Makers and Doers
Hello my friends,
Last week I sent you version zero of the CMMN WLTH job board.
Thanks for the feedback and ideas you sent in response, within the limitations of the platform I will try to address as many of them as possible.
While I continue building, I appreciate any support in amplifying its reach.
Top of mind this week:
The open plan office doesn’t work.
Inspiration rarely comes from obsessing over your competition.
Does the future of circularity rely on learning to repair your clothes?
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📢 The CMMN WLTH Sports & Fashion Jobs Board
Looking for a new role in the sports and fashion industry?
JJJJound: Graphic Designer (Montreal, Canada)
Kith: Assistant Footwear Designer (New York, NY)
Apple: Applied Biomechanics Researcher (Cupertino, CA)
Use CWFREE to post a job for free.
Uniqlo’s reduce, replace, reuse, and recycle initiative is focusing on extending the lifecycle of your favorite clothes. Their SoHo flagship store offers free repairs while the RE.Uniqlo website provides step-by-step guides on how to fix your garments at home.
The reduction of plastic has been the main focus of packaging innovation. Yet, size and weight have significant implications for overall CO2 emissions. This system uses 3D scanning to create right-sized packaging, reducing cost, waste, and pollution.
Inspired by nature, wearable exoskeletons have found uses in the military but are too heavy and bulky to find practical use in everyday life. Researchers at the ETH Zurich University have developed “wearable muscles” with the goal of increasing upper body strength and endurance of people with restricted mobility.
“People can take only so much social interaction. If you shove them together cheek by jowl they will just put on headphones and burrow into themselves.” The open plan office aimed to improve creativity and collaboration. Research shows it has exactly the opposite effect.
….but if WFM has you missing your colleagues. This will put you straight back into your cubicle.
The amount you trust someone is a function of how credible they are + how reliable they have proven themselves over time and how authentic you think that person is, divided by how much you believe they are acting in self-interest. Use this equation to diagnose and repair interpersonal conflicts.
People like to think that success is a result of skill, hard work, and persistence. Underestimate luck at your peril.
Inspiration rarely comes from obsessing over the competition. Here’s how to look outside your industry, challenge your assumptions and inspire lateral thinking.
“If it's not a "f**k yes", it's a "hell no".” Stop caring what people think and take back control of your life.
Out of Office
“Bear markets are where millionaires are made”.
It’s been difficult to remain rational as markets seemingly revert to the mean.
If you feel like selling everything and giving up, buy a copy of Morgan Housel’s The Psychology of Money.
Last Week’s Numbers
Weekly Subscribers: 278 ➡️
Open Rate: 54% ⬆️