Famous Speeches: A List of the Greatest Speeches of All-Time – James Clear 🔗

Famous Speeches: A List of the Greatest Speeches of All-Time

After reading that talk, I got to thinking… what other great talks and speeches are out there that I’ve never heard?

I’ve been slowly searching for answers to that question and the result is this list of my favorite interesting and insightful talks that are not widely known.

What a brilliant list and a brilliant idea. Curating inspiring talks on a page on a blog.

This will take two hours - Seth’s Blog 🔗

This will take two hours | Seth’s Blog

We have so many forms of “this will only take a minute” inputs.

We have Twitter, which is optimized for wasting time.

But we don’t have a convention for important inputs that might take hours of work to respond to.

This is one of the best things about a good non-fiction book. It’s not for wasting time, it’s for depth when you’re ready to go deep.

I’m trying to make more time for deep dives and not shallow paddles, but it’s tough. I can’t remember the last time I set two hours aside to read a book…

Real life Scott’s tots! but where the guy actually pays.

Diving into Drafts Automation with Tim

Diving into Drafts Automation with Tim “The Drafts Man” Nahumck - Automators

I’m a big fan of drafts, and this episode with Tim Nah…humus was great. It really gave me some extra ideas. Idea one, make more workspaces.

Some of Our Favorite Typefaces — Tools and Toys 🔗

Some of Our Favorite Typefaces — Tools and Toys

Here are 7 of the awesomest and most drool-worthy font families we can think of.

These are really great. Definitely some hand letter practice material here!

Photographing English Cathedrals • Peter Marlow • Magnum Photos 🔗

Photographing English Cathedrals • Peter Marlow • Magnum Photos

This required exposures of between one and five minutes. With that length of exposure, reciprocity failure, where the film requires a much longer exposure than is indicated on the light meter, was a big problem. I discovered that Fuji FP 100 Instant film (used for Polaroids) suffered this effect to the same extent as the negative film, and that the aperture setting for a well-exposed Polaroid would be one and a half stops greater than that for the negative film.

I love the story of this project– a commission which he didn’t want to stop – and the details and problems he overcame (seen above) to get the result he wanted, with the tools he choose. It’s a great example of following curiosity and overcoming challenges that arise (and not just sticking a DSLR to multiple exposure and letting lightroom do the rest).

20 Life Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci | The Saturday Evening Post 🔗

20 Life Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci | The Saturday Evening Post 🔗

The fact that Leonardo was not only a genius but also very human — quirky and obsessive and playful and easily distracted — makes him more accessible. He was not graced with the type of brilliance that is completely unfathomable to us. Instead, he was self-taught and willed his way to his genius. So even though we may never be able to match his talents, we can learn from him and try to be more like him. His life offers a wealth of lessons.

This is actually the second to last part of the Isaacson biography and well worth a read on it’s own. The whole book is fantastic, but this section might inspire you and help you to be a bit more curious.