Consciously Curated: Engineering Inspiration, Growth, Failure and Understanding

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NYT: Creativity on a Schedule

I once heard a story about a guy who wanted to write a book. But he was too overwhelmed by the enormity of the process, so for a decade, he didn’t do it. One day, he decided to create a 5,000-word monthly magazine and offer a two-year subscription to everyone he knew. A bunch of people signed up, and all of a sudden, he had to do it. At the end of two years, he had 120,000 words to work with to create this book.

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Consciously Curated: Revolutionary Thumbs, Jocks, Pops & Scribes

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New Yorker: The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

The world, we are told, is in the midst of a revolution. The new tools of social media have reinvented social activism. With Facebook and Twitter and the like, the traditional relationship between political authority and popular will has been upended, making it easier for the powerless to collaborate, coördinate, and give voice to their concerns. 

The platforms of social media are built around weak ties. Twitter is a way of following (or being followed by) people you may never have met. Facebook is a tool for efficiently managing your acquaintances, for keeping up with the people you would not otherwise be able to stay in touch with. That’s why you can have a thousand “friends” on Facebook, as you never could in real life.

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Consciously Curated: Rollin’ with the Homies, No Politics or Illin’, but lots of Mental Drillin’

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Mocha Dad: Road Tripping with the Fellas
“No guys getaway is complete without some good eats. During our trips, my sons like to try different dining experiences that may not be available where we live. One of our favorite dining experiences was at a Japanese restaurant where my sons tried sushi for the first time. I was afraid that they wouldn’t like it, but they scarfed down every morsel.”

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Consciously Curated: Paycheck Slavery, What Aren’t You Asking, Jim Crow Rising, Defining Dystopia, Unhappy Endings

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Medium: 9 to 5 Slavery
“They never pay the slaves enough so they can get free, just enough so they can stay alive and come back to work. I could see all this. Why couldn’t they? I figured the park bench was just as good or being a barfly was just as good. Why not get there first before they put me there? Why wait?”

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Consciously Curated: Dying Alone, What Parents Read, Careless Whispers, Coming Back and Funky Grandma

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NY Times: Social Isolation is Killing Us

Social isolation is a growing epidemic — one that’s increasingly recognized as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences. Since the 1980s, the percentage of American adults who say they’re lonely has doubled from 20 percent to 40 percent.

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Suite Talk Video: What was and Will be

Here’s the video of our (soon-to-be) weekly recap/look ahead on Facebook Live. In this video we offer a look back on the previous week, offer a preview of the week ahead, while teasing some of what Thinking Good has planned for 2017.

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Suite Talk: Week in Review and 2017 Sneak Peak

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On this episode of Suite Talk, we try something new. While going live on Facebook, we also recorded the audio for this podcast. Listen and you’ll hear a recap of the previous week, a preview of the week ahead and tease some of what Thinking Good has planned for 2017.

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Poll: America a Fading Dream?

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A hallmark of the “American Dream” has been that each successive generation will enjoy a higher standard of living then their parts. For most of our nation’s history that has largely been true. However, as The New York Times reports in recent decades that’s changed. How do your compare to your parents and grandparents? That our poll and share your thoughts.

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Consciously Curated: Pause For Success; Slow Growth; Forgetting …

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NY Times: Let’s Chill

“Working in 90-minute intervals turns out to be a prescription for maximizing productivity. Professor K. Anders Ericsson and his colleagues at Florida State University have studied elite performers, including musicians, athletes, actors and chess players. In each of these fields, Dr. Ericsson found that the best performers typically practice in uninterrupted sessions that last no more than 90 minutes. They begin in the morning, take a break between sessions, and rarely work for more than four and a half hours in any given day.”

Thinking Good: Conduct Your Own Symphony

Dr. Speights gives us some practical insights on how to begin each day with purpose and focus, with an eye to setting the tone, tenor and tempo.”

YouTube: Can You Figure Out the Mystery Inside This Ad About High School Love?

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Consciously Curated: Clever Ads, Loving Dad, Improvising Life, Facing Death

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ADWEEK: Spotify Drops a Cool Campaign

“Spotify puts its vast trove of listener data to playful use in a new global out-of-home ad campaign—its largest OOH effort to date—with executions that playfully highlight some of the more bizarre user habits it noticed throughout 2016.”

Nice Inter-Faith Ad by Amazon Prime (Hat Tip, National Council of Churches):

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