The best 3 blog posts from each month
- What a baking soda rocket can teach you
- Adding details to impress
- Working on the difficult and unusual problems
- The Atmosphere of Innovation
- Don’t be led around by statistics
- Genius of Dental Hygiene
- Seeking higher value for sanity
- $5 for stick figure drawing, $150 for animation
November was a great month for writing. These are just a few that I thought taken together were meaningful in helping others see how the world comes together and how there is room for people to step up and take charge of something that is at the right scale for themselves.
I normally post three blogs here, but September was a great month. Click here to go to the homepage and read through September’s posts ranging on topics from empathy to possibilities, working on the next level of complexity, and the importance of organizers.
- First comes the work…
- Getting good until the differences are imperceptible
- Internal and External Values Mismatch
This was a great month for my writing a lot to choose from. If you’re interested scroll through and find the other ones written this month.
This felt like one of the best months of writing in a long time. There was actually many that I would have like to put here, but these three seemed to go well together, so I chose them.
- The Open and Enclosed Slide
- The Ferris wheel vs. The Eiffel Tower
- Getting to ride the rollercoaster.
Taken together, these three blogs reveal something, and that is there can be “power” in things that we don’t currently give much weight. Teaching can reinforce your skills and extend your patience, generosity, creativity and even courage to talk about ideas. At the same time, teaching can give you influence amongst your students, which can give you more ability to make change in the way you are hoping. This gives power to your intelligence. All the while, this serious work needs to be weighed against the methods for making it spread. Sometimes serious work requires non-serious marketing approaches to raise awareness. These 3 blogs can reveal that.
- What a Messed Up Cinnamon Roll Teaches You
- Demand Side vs. Supply Side Economics
- Getting The Closed Form Solutions Out of the Way
These three blog posts taken together provide insight on being different. There is plenty of room to stand out by technique and artistic decisions alone. Not only are those choices important to what you are going to offer, but they are going to be what leads others to talk about your work.
- We’re looking for something impressive
- Why do so many blockbuster movies come from America?
- Low frequency events
The future, staying committed to your choices and growing are ideas that seem to go well together. These three blogs taken together seem to deliver that:
Together these blogs discuss working together as a group, and putting yourself out into the world. The best things in the world can’t be done alone, and they also feel the most risky, like the judgment of others will destroy you.
- Contribution vs. Association
- A Pixar Movie would take 400 years alone
- The tension of showing what you can do
The theme of this months best articles are about starting something, overcoming the feeling of risk, and doing something that isn’t easy. Taken together these posts may lead you to start something now.
Artistry, perfectionism, and the misinformed common knowledge. These things create tension in us. The first makes you feel like the goal is unclear and the latter make you feel like the goal is unattainable. Of course, it’s wrong all around. Read these three blogs to unlock your power and reframe yourself.
- Is there artistry in this?
- Perfection is a pursuit of only the simplest tasks.
- When common knowledge is misinformed.
These 3 blogs when taken together end up being about standing out in the world. That by being the best in a category, most of the other details start to fall away, and doing things that others don’t or can’t starts to be an option.
- Frank Gehry’s website and the details that don’t matter
- Percentiles and where you stand in the world
- A software tool that stands out, and what you can learn from it
- Quickest forms of influence vs. most impactful
- Robert McCulloch understood location was a filter
- The roundtable failure.
- Marketing: Like sales, but less personalized!
- The top shelf keeps moving.
- Small business, it’s time to make your voice heard.
- Software is bad because companies scale before skill
- Remarkable work 35 years later
- How to Get Gordon Ramsay on Hot Ones
- 15% of Google searches are unique
- Even your strength compounds
- Commitment is when you stop counting the time
- Science vs. Art is about risk
- A brand is pushing past the lull
- What if you limited your marketing content?
- Approval from authority isn’t what’s holding back great work
- Focus on the problem, not the constraints
- What prequels and sequels can show us about ourselves
- The Perfect Scrambled Egg (A thought on going from vision to execution.)
- The Daily Effort of Picasso
- The Fear of What You’re Doing