Dot voting is a facilitation method that helps groups prioritize possibilities and make decisions. When you have a set of unprioritized ideas, everyone uses a set of “dots” to distribute their votes as they see fit.
Last year I was invited to do a TEDxVienna talk about those personal projects of mine. I called it “How to Find Attention, Mindfulness, and Creativity in the Ordinary” and it was all about paying attention and “collecting with photography”, framing these activities as a way to use and grow your attention and mindfulness, and ultimately enhance your wellness and creativity.
Creativity, complexity, productivity… blah blah blah. More specifically: Rick Rubin, Austin Kleon, the 4-day work week, and Miyazaki!
Black History Month is a time for celebration, remembrance, and reflection. It’s a time to recognize the joyous and inspiring impact African Americans have had on the United States—as well as the struggles.
Creativity! AI art! Florence Nightingale! The iPhone’s new Action Mode! Plus a TEDx talk I did on attention, mindfulness, and creativity!
The lost work of a pioneering animator, focus and boredom, AI in spreadsheets, and more.
Ben Lytle is excited about what the future brings—he imagines an exciting world, far less divided by language, culture, education, and economic opportunity. In fact, he wrote a book about it: The Potentialist I: Your Future in the New Reality of the Next Thirty Years.
This may come as a surprise, but virtual sessions generally create more fatigue than in-person meetings. The combination of being seated, extended screen time, and the lack of in-person stimuli often mean that even a 90-minute session can result in participants losing focus and feeling tired.
Building consensus can be difficult. Of course, it’s rare for groups to always be in complete agreement and this isn’t unique to virtual collaboration. People have different perspectives, passions, and goals. It’s hard enough getting a group to agree on where to order lunch, let alone on how to deal with enormous issues such as growth, innovation, and transformation.
Today, let’s learn about curiosity, cave painting, AI and illustration, specialists vs generalists vs hybrids, and more.
We’re back it. This week let’s dive into flow, nature, storytelling, music, attention, and Paul Rand.