What to Read 🎨 An A.I.-Generated Picture Won an Art Prize. Artists Aren’t Happy. – NY Times Jason M. Allen recently became obsessed with creating AI-generated images using a program called Midjourney. What he did next caused a controversy: Eventually, Mr. Allen got the idea to submit one of
This decision – between raising the floor to limit the worst consequences, in exchange for lowering the ceiling of best possible outcomes – shows up everywhere in our lives.
What to Read 🤔 Making the Impossible Possible – The Prepared (title mine) Long time readers know that changing the stories we tell ourselves is a primary topic around here. The first step to doing something you think is impossible: Decide that it might be possible. But what happens if you never
When the Challenger space shuttle exploded in 1986, killing all seven people on board, we turned to language, because in that moment, there was nothing else to do.
What to Read ⏳ Escaping the Trap of Efficiency: The Counterintuitive Antidote to the Time-Anxiety That Haunts and Hampers Our Search for Meaning — The Marginalian Maria Popova shares her experience with a mindfulness teacher who tasked her with imagining she had only a year to live, then only a day and
If you could meet the first humans and share just one modern idea with them, which would you choose?
What to Read 💩 Giving a Shit as a Service – Allen Pike In a globalized society, there's an abundance of services from massive companies that lack the extra level of care you might expect from a smaller operation. Allen Pike shares a mental model for the value you can get from
French novelist Gustave Flaubert said, "Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."
What to Read 🏢 The Office Tower Has a New Job to Do – Bloomberg When we shape the spaces we inhabit, they shape us in return. And office building designers are at the forefront of what a future of remote work means for the commercial heart of so many of our
If you are standing on the edge of a fight, silently supporting the recipient of bullying, you are not a passive ally – you're a passive bystander.