Friday, February 6, 2015

My Recs: February 6, 2015

I'm always searching for strange and interesting things because I never know where I'm going to find something inspiring. I want to share some of the things I've been finding.

Anything I'm excited about, I'll try to remember to put on the list. I plan to do this as an experiment for a year.

  • I'm not a huge fan of Chipotle, but this story on its founding is great [Bloomberg]
  • I've always thought people should understand their money a little better, but that apparently doesn't really help. Sad. [Slate] 
  • The best insider piece I've found on Sony getting hacked. Terrifying. [Vanity Fair] 
  • Influencing others might just be a little easier if you study this list [Farnam Street]
  • An American moves to Finland and has to learn a new culture. Fascinating. [The Atlantic]
  • When you're successful, it's skill. When you're failing, it's circumstance. Not really. [Motley Fool]
  • Ideas on grit and resilience from a veteran of the Navy SEALs [Business Insider]
  • When a restaurant fails, it's sudden and shattering. I'd never even imagined what that moment must be like. Please read. [Serious Eats]
  • The Jaw-Dropping Article. A family decides to 'teach' a six-year-old about fearing strangers. Things go badly. [Slate]
  • You want to know something about magic or distracting your audience while you do your trick, consider learning from Ricky Jay [American Masters, PBS]
  • I'm still smiling from watching Mel Brooks and the people who've worked with him over the years. That's one great way to do satire. [American Masters, PBS]
  • Yes, the first two minutes on this behavioral science video on how to get someone to change are cringeworthy, keep watching because it's amazing. [Youtube]
  • This might be the best summary I've seen in a while on how to get better by doing less, Essentialism by Greg McKeown [Amazon]

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