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CMMN WLTH 089 - Cheat Codes for Creators, Makers and Doers
Hello my friends,
We are obsessed with productivity frameworks, hacks, planning, and organization.
As growth slows and budgets tighten, survival and success will depend on action towards an outcome vs. motion without a final result.
Asking the simplest questions is usually the best way to reduce complex problems.
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Collaborative creativity tool Figma recently sold to Adobe for $20bn. The secret to its success? Realizing that design isn’t just for designers. In the video below founder, Dylan Field recreates his seed stage pitch for investor Daniel Gross. Observe how he shows live demos of the software vs. a shiny presentation full of successes.
If you’ve been a CMMN WLTH subscriber for a while you’ll know that I am a huge fan of tech company Teenage Engineering. I truly believe that if anyone is to disrupt Apple’s momentum it will be them, Carl Pei’s Nothing, or Kano Computing. But first, they’re coming for the kids. The Record Factory Kit is a record cutter and player designed to introduce children to the honesty of vinyl.
It was THE viral moment from Paris Fashion Week but how was Bella Hadid’s spray-on dress created? The material is called Fabrican - a liquid fiber, biopolymers and greener solvents that evaporate when they touch a surface. Beyond fashion it has potential in healthcare, opening up the opportunity to make casts or spray on sterile bandages.
Am I paid fairly? It took a summer of social unrest for workers to realize that keeping their salary secret was in no one’s best interest except their employers’. Salary Transparent Street aims to break the taboo and give the internet a better understanding of income and cost of living.
As team size grows and the work becomes more complex the number one focus for a leader should be effective communication. A practical guide to communicating in an organization.
Meetings are the bane of every knowledge worker’s existence. How hybrid work has encouraged the worst of both worlds and what to do about it.
From the introduction - “When you’re in motion, you’re planning and strategizing and learning. Those are all good things, but they don’t produce a result. Action, on the other hand, is the type of behavior that will deliver an outcome.” Motion and progress are two different things.
Creativity used to be the domain of only artists and designers. Now, individuals and organizations have realized that creativity can solve bigger problems and keep employees inspired. 3 Myths of Creativity & Ways to Overcome Creative Blocks.
“Self-motivation is important because other people are not always around to hold us accountable.” The sudden move to work from home meant we had to learn new skills like Zooming, async communication, and (unfortunately) virtual happy hours. It also meant adapting how we motivate ourselves.
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For all the kids that liked to take things apart.
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