Brent Manke

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Brent Manke

1176 days ago

Imperfection can be OK. Slow progress can be OK. It’ll get better eventually. Just keep chipping away at it.

Just keep chipping away at it

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1227 days ago

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Brent Manke

1231 days ago

The most productive and fulfilled people I know often got where they are by doubling down on the activities that return them huge benefits, while happily ignoring everything else.

On Analog Social Media

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Brent Manke

1233 days ago

The war against cars will ultimately be won

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Brent Manke

1250 days ago

Gardening is amazingly energy efficient.

Hand labour can produce 40 calories of energy out for every one calorie of human energy put in. This is much better than conventional mechanized farming which produces about eight calories out for one calorie in.

An ode to the Prairie garden

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Brent Manke

1250 days ago

garden is the whole farm for an estimated 500 million people in the Second, Third and Fourth World who farm less than two hectares of land and feed half of the world’s population.

An ode to the Prairie garden

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Brent Manke

1253 days ago

User-centric design, it seems, is good for the planet....

The Rise Of Green UX

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Brent Manke

1253 days ago

there’s bad growth, and then there’s good growth. An expanding economy driven by ever greater individual consumption of ever more disposable products is bad. In a more sustainable future, people will buy fewer things at higher prices, technological innovation will reduce the impact of those products’ manufacture, and the goods themselves will be made to last and then be recycled at the end of their useful lives. Since those are the kinds of products Patagonia is striving to make, and the kinds of relationships to products that Patagonia is trying to foster, then the more that Patagonia expands its market share, the better. The new economy must grow out from beneath the old one

Patagonia’s Anti-Growth Strategy

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Brent Manke

1255 days ago

And fishing was the way to get them to care about the water.

Patagonia’s Philosopher-King

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Brent Manke

1255 days ago

If we’re going to have a revolution, it’s going to be in food, and I want to be the guy making the guillotine in my blacksmith shop.

Patagonia’s Philosopher-King

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Brent Manke

1269 days ago

We need to start consuming less.

Better Technology Isn’t The Solution To Ecological Collapse

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Brent Manke

1286 days ago

It is the nature of the web to be flexible, and it should be our role as designers and developers to embrace this flexibility, and produce pages which, by being flexible, are accessible to all.

A Dao of Web Design

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Brent Manke

1292 days ago

“What’s missing is the spiritual meaning of technology.”

Frank Chimero · The Good Room

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Brent Manke

1300 days ago

"The web needs pockets of slowness and thoughtfulness as its reach and power continues to increase."

Frank Chimero · Everything Easy is Hard Again

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Brent Manke

1318 days ago

As these things become normal, it creates an environment where we are only comfortable asking for slivers of people’s distracted time, lest they ever obligate us to give them our full and undivided attention.

How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and Emails

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Brent Manke

1327 days ago

I'm A Runner: Haruki Murakami

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Brent Manke

1332 days ago

Walking as Creative Fuel: A Splendid 1913 Celebration of How Solitary Walks Enliven “The Country of the Mind”

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Brent Manke

1332 days ago

Not a fiftieth part of all your happy imaginings will you ever, later, recapture, note down, reduce to dull inadequate words; but meantime the mind has stretched itself and had its holiday.

Walking as Creative Fuel: A Splendid 1913 Celebration of How Solitary Walks Enliven “The Country of the Mind”

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Brent Manke

1333 days ago

How to Live More Wisely Around Our Phones

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Brent Manke

1365 days ago

Why I Don’t Do Christmas

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Brent Manke

1368 days ago

You do not know the road; you have committed your life to a way.

Form, Faith, and Freedom: Wendell Berry on What Poetry Teaches Us about the Secret to a Happy Marriage

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Brent Manke

1368 days ago

3. Separate the Suggestion from the Problem
You may find that, while the solution being proposed isn’t a good fit, the problem addressed is important. Ask the person what he is trying to achieve with his design idea. Is he thinking of a different user group or business need? Keep asking “what?” and “why?” (maybe in different ways) until you understand what that problem is.

UX Research, Training, and Consulting

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Brent Manke

1368 days ago

But the value of such recalibration of our connectedness in solitude, Berry suggests, is that it reminds us of the artist’s task, which is to connect us to one another

Wendell Berry on Solitude and Why Pride and Despair Are the Two Great Enemies of Creative Work

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Brent Manke

1380 days ago

Humans need aerobic exercise in order to stay healthy,' says Lieberman. 'If there's any magic bullet to make human beings healthy, it's to run.'

The painful truth about trainers: Are expensive running shoes a waste of money?

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Brent Manke

1399 days ago

Where the Sidewalk Ends : Poem by Shel Silverstein

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Brent Manke

1400 days ago

even the densest of us may have our eyes opened to that something which transcends all superficial distractions of disability: the unimaginable beauty of every person. That beauty is ours for the seeing if only we have the eyes to see, if only we pay attention.

God as Us: Week 2

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Brent Manke

1400 days ago

Saying no. I’m always astonished by the tangled web of obligations most people manage to weave for themselves. I say no to almost everything. Then I can commit myself fully to the few things that I do truly choose to do.

I'm David Heinemeier Hansson, Basecamp CTO, and This Is How I Work

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Brent Manke

1433 days ago

The Mind of John McPhee

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1439 days ago

I don’t think there are that many of us who deliberately end up where we are for any reason.

It’s easy to start regarding yourself as some kind of big success, crowing about all the things you did to get there and how you became a serial entrepreneur. But, most of us are just lucky to be alive. We like to come up with stories about our lives that are sensible; stories that make us look good, like we’re survivors of adversity.

When we mythologize ourselves, we tend to amplify the things that turned out okay and try to turn the failures or lack of success into something we learned from. You can do anything to make your life look really grand. It’s a shame that so many people find it difficult to do the things they’d like to do because they feel cowed by seemingly successful people who appear to never do anything wrong, or always learn from their mistakes. That just rings as a lot of B.S. and self-mythology to me.

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Brent Manke

1453 days ago

It is quite obvious that the human race has made a queer mess of life on this planet. But as a people we probably harbor seeds of goodness that have lain for a long time waiting to sprout when the conditions are right. Man’s curiosity, his relentlessness, his inventiveness, his ingenuity have led him into deep trouble. We can only hope that these same traits will enable him to claw his way out.

E.B. White’s Beautiful Letter to a Man Who Had Lost Faith in Humanity

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1456 days ago

"Cynicism scours through a culture like bleach, wiping out millions of small, seedling ideas."

Caitlin Moran on Fighting the Cowardice of Cynicism

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Brent Manke

1468 days ago

I Once Talked To Seth Godin On The Phone: Here’s How It Changed My Life and Business

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Brent Manke

1470 days ago

Yes! The community and health benefits of biking.

The Amazing Way Bicycles Change You| Anthony Desnick | TEDxZumbroRiver

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Brent Manke

1483 days ago

On Charlottesville: Why I Refuse To Hate The Haters

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Brent Manke

1493 days ago

How to get young people to love the land - Alice Holden

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Brent Manke

1516 days ago

Why our screens make us less happy

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Brent Manke

1518 days ago

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

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Brent Manke

1525 days ago

Branding is more than a logo.

the brand is a moving, flowing stream…a marathon…

Design Director Alex Center Got a Masters in Branding at Coca-Cola

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Brent Manke

1538 days ago

Why You Should Run Without Music

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Brent Manke

1595 days ago

Is this a good time for me to respond to a seemingly aggressive comment with grace and curiosity?

The Question

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Brent Manke

1595 days ago

we can start by simply paying attention. Get off the phone. Breathe. Survey our lives, look for triggers, invite passion into the day.

How to Slow Your Life When You're Feeling Buried

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Brent Manke

1608 days ago

I believe one of life’s great pleasures comes from making modest things consistently well.

The work I like.

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Brent Manke

1627 days ago

“We are kept from our goal not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.”

How to Make Bold Decisions, Even When Your Friends or Parents Want You to Play Safe

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Brent Manke

1630 days ago

Every piece of art or writing I’ve ever truly loved was a kind of permission, a permission to bring forth what I felt was already inside of me.

Permission

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Brent Manke

1637 days ago

The truth of the matter is that understanding development comes from failure. People begin to get better when they fail, they move towards failure, they discover something as a result of failing, they fail again, they discover something else, they fail again, they discover something else. So the model for personal development is antithetical to the model for professional success.

Milton Glaser: “The model for personal development is antithetical to the model for professional success.”

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Brent Manke

1638 days ago

The thing is, it doesn’t matter what medium you work in: “design” is not neutral. It never has been, and never will be.

The bricks we lay.

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Brent Manke

1639 days ago

But in 2017 some of the gravest threats we face are from diseases or narcotics that can’t be flattened by a tank but that can be addressed with diplomacy, scientific research, and social programs inside and outside our borders.

‘That Food Saved My Life,’ and Trump Wants to Cut It Off

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Brent Manke

1644 days ago

Strategies for building a dual-platform mobile app

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1648 days ago

Resist the Internet

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Brent Manke

1657 days ago

"Life isn't a support system for art, it's the other way around."

207. STEPHEN KING: The desk

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