1. A Modest Guide to Productivity | “Hello, zonked Frank! It’s me! That ideal Frank you wish you could more regularly be! I’ve taken a moment away from my self-actualized, perfect state to jot down some advice that you may find handy as you trudge through your inharmonious slog of a life! I think you will find this timely, relatable, and actionable, because I have made the effort to form-fit these tips just for you—er, me! (The arrangement is all very confusing, really, so never mind!)”
  2. People Who Have “Too Many Interests” Are More Likely To Be Successful According To Research | “The most comprehensive case that has ever been made for why nearly everyone should become a polymath in a modern knowledge economy.”
  3. Pre-Order: Meet Our New Magazine, Good Company! | “For the past eight months, I’ve been working on a project that has been, without a doubt, the hardest of my career. And it’s finally here and ready for pre-order. Meet our new biannual magazine: Good Company! After the success of In the Company of Women, our publisher asked us what the next book would be. But I wanted to do something different. I didn’t want to wait another two years to celebrate the stories of talented creatives. I wanted to write about more people, in more depth, and with different themes and focuses to their discussions. While the book was an overview at creative life and work, I wanted to focus on a new project that could get into more complex and long-form discussions. Enter: Good Company.”
  4. School of the Possible | “The greatest constraint on innovation today is not capital or resources, it’s your capacity for imagination. The School of the Possible is a new approach that helps individuals and teams get unstuck, build creative capacity, and put ideas into action.”
  5. Martin Gee on animating in Apple Keynote | “Since some of you have asked, I wrote up a little thing about #animation with Apple Keynote. FO’ REALZ. When I started on the speaking circuit, I latched on to Keynote and kept playing… YAY!!!” Related: Revisiting Keynote.app for video
  6. Gestalt principles in UI design. | “How to become a master manipulator of Visual Communication.”
  7. Natural Materials Organized into Precise Geometric Shapes by Kristen Meyer | “Prop stylist and designer Kristen Meyer melds quotidian materials into distinctive outlines in her series of geometric flat lays. The designer, who is based in New Haven, Connecticut, gathers crackers, sticks, spaghetti, herbs, and other common raw materials and arranges them in circles and squares.”
  8. Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers | “As a summertime service for readers of the editorial pages who may wish someday to write for them, here’s a list of things I’ve learned over the years as an editor, op-ed writer and columnist.”
  9. Fakespot | “Shoppers in need of a second opinion use Fakespot when considering their next online purchase. Our patented algorithm looks for patterns to filter out reviews we think are unreliable.”
  10. Recomendo is a weekly newsletter that gives you 6 brief personal recommendations of cool stuff. | “Curated by Kevin Kelly, Mark Frauenfelder and Claudia Dawson, our goal is to give our readers a weekly list of 6 things we love — travel tips, books, TV shows, clothes, tools, websites, podcasts, and so on. We want people to be able to read the entire newsletter in 90 seconds or less, with no fluff or wheel spinning.”