Hey, Matt here!
Thanks for joining me - now, onto the good stuff!
Monday Motivation. Let this week be the one where you STOP multitasking during meetings, here’s a great framework to stop distractions during important collaboration moments.
Nostalgia. Psychologists are starting to understand that we can feel longing for things in the future. Anticipated nostalgia.
Remote. Could merit based flexibility be the future of remote working? Some good insight into how a hybrid model can boost productivity. What are your company doing?
Principles. 30 useful principles that can help you make sense of the world. I hadn’t heard of a few of these before, each one has a link to dig into the details.
Slow. Sourdough, pickling, making marmalade, 800 page novels. Is 'slow living' the beginning of a backlash against tik-tok life?
Decisions. Why smart people make dumb choices. The excellent Ness Labs explains how your brain makes decisions.
Crisps. Lasagna. Shallot & Vinegar. Hot Chilli Squid. The top-secret world of crisp flavours.
Search. 25 years of google. Find out what we've all been searching for.
Movies. The 101 greatest films you’ve never seen. A comprehensive list of hidden gems, presented in chronological order by the BFI.
Life. How long will you live? The latest data on life expectancy around the world.
Earth. NASA uses its significant satellite capability to monitor the planets vital signs. It’s a sobering view of our shiny blue jewel in space.
Finally. Britpopple. Daily tunes from the golden era of britpop - all you need to do is guess them in less than six tries.
🔈 Stuff to Listen to...
🎧 This week's audio treat is an album I slept on earlier in the year, but could be a great one to listen to as you relax in the run up to a busy holiday season.
Hinako Omori is a Japanese singer and songwriter based in London, and the latest offering is 'stillness.... softness...' released in October on Houndstooth Records.
This is a lovely collection of songs, sitting somewhere between dreamy pop and ethereal ambience, with some abstract twists and turns along the way.
I love the vocals, which sometime remind me of Kate Bush or Tori Amos. It's a gorgeous, lush sound which gets better with multiple listens.
Highly recommended album.
Stuff someone said.
Focus on what fascinates you, no matter how uncharacteristic. There is no purpose because there is no line connecting moments in time. There is no plot. You are not a story.