Mumford and Sons on Song Exploder. I don’t listen to every episode but I’m glad I listened to this one.

When we hold a newspaper, it feels different than a tablet, or a comic book, or a bible. The form changes the way the words sound. - Seth Godin This is Marketing

Krakow Main Station

Today was a HUGE day at work. We launched a new product and about three months of marketing all came to a head. I’ve checked countless documents numerous times and there are little moments on magical writing I got to contribute (including the Times Square ad) but it was really a team effort. For every element of writing I rewrote, there’s a dozen where I didn’t have to touch them due to my colleagues skill. (And don’t forget the rewrites of rewrites of rewrites). There was a slightly sour note in the whole affair of office politics but I’m proud of the work we did. And today it’s time to celebrate.

I’d really like MB to have a toggle to see a timeline with just longer posts. Sometimes I’d like to see the longer blog posts my friends have posted especially as if people post them while I’m asleep, I often miss them. The alternative is just to follow via RSS…

Why walking makes you a better worker 🔗 - BBC

Why walking makes you a better worker 🔗 - BBC > Either way, it’s clear that seeking out natural settings amid the concrete of modern life is well worth doing. Or, as John Muir put it: “Keep close to nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while… Wash your spirit clean.”

There’s some great insights here. - Walking in nature is far better than walking in urban areas - having some greenery in your office isn’t the same as nature. - there are short term and long term benefits.

Cal Newport mentioned some of these points in his last two books so It’s good to see it elsewhere.

My theme for this week is celebrate. First thing to celebrate. This morning my daughter woke up just after me. That meant I could spend time with her in the morning and I still got a full nights sleep.

It’s time to plan the week ahead. That means reviewing calendar appointments, setting a few big objectives, tasks to achieve those objectives, some good things to learn and a word. This week’s word is celebrate and I’ve got some plans tied to that.

> Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. - E. F. Schumacher

Charlie Kirk is someone I’ve been fortunate to learn from a few times. He spent time taking photos in Turkey between 2012 and 2015 including the events in Gezi Park. He has a photobook coming called Katil var, “there is a murderer”, check out his site.