Issue #115 – The Work Issue
Remember the days when human interaction was the norm? Well, this month we’ve been on a mission to get out of the office and meet people IRL, face-to-face. It’s tempting to sit behind our screens and pretend we’re maximizing productivity but ever since we ventured out our energy has doubled, exciting opportunities have materialized, and the doom has dissipated. In one of the books recommended below, we came across this canny quote, “Success is 25% inspiration and 75% transportation.” Test this theory yourself by making a list of five friends who are working on something cool. Pay them each a visit before the month is over and see if you experience a positive shift. Energy is contagious. Go outside and catch it.
The What List
February 7, 2018
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
100% Editorial picks. No pay for play. Ever.
The Wow. Pop Up Magazine is one of the most thrilling live performances we’ve ever seen. It’s a magazine brought to life, created for the stage and screen, which features storytellers, musicians, artists, and creative people of all stripes and types. We were awed, delighted, charmed, and moved. This is a must-see experience of the highest degree, an intellectual circus for the soul. Check when it’s coming to your city.
The How. We are always curious about how and why things come into being. NPR’s How I Built This podcast was a highlight in our Podcast Playlist last year and a favorite among many of our readers who are trying to get a business off the ground.
The We. Aside from The What and NextDraft, Fortune’s The Broadsheet by Kristen Bellstrom is one of the best newsletters around. The Broadsheetfeatures daily news on women and business. Today they linked to a collaborative compendium of articles around the #MeToo movement written by a team of female and male journalists and co-published in both Marie Claire and Esquire. Read this collection called Sex, Lies, and Human Resources.
The Why. Hit Makers by Derek Thompson, Atlantic Senior Editor, is a non-fiction book about the hidden psychology of how and why some things catch on while others do not. This book is for anyone looking to promote their work, message, or products. It’s also beautifully written and not your average business book. We also want to congratulate our friend Chris Bronstein on her publishing company’s latest title All The Women Sing: Women Write the World: Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom.
The Learn. Perennials always practice what they preach. And learning something new is at the core of our beliefs. This month we’re polishing our high school French on Babbel, learning how to shadow with acrylics on Creativebug, and pre-enrolling in a cooking class with Alice Waters on MasterClass. Stay tuned for upcoming events to learn with us in-person.