INSIGHTS: The Guthrie-Jensen Blog
Business planning may seem boring, but it's actually a creative endeavor that forces an entrepreneur to think out-of-the-box and visualize the future of a company.
AI trends have redefined mobile marketing in the modern age. From chatbots to dynamic apps, integrating AI into marketing strategies is a must to be successful in the future.
“Resistance training counteracts all those bone losses and postural deficits,” he says. Through a process known as bone remodeling, strength training stimulates the development of bone osteoblasts: cells that build bones back up. While you can achieve some of these bone benefits through aerobic exercise, especially in your lower body, resistance training is really the best way to maintain and enhance total-body bone strength.
Reality check, for the people who praise the "hard" work of working crazy work hours.
We all have work to do. Do good work. Do creative work. Do thoughtful work. Do your best. But there’s no need to flatter yourself about how hard it was.
"Maybe in the past, you thought someone was crazy or lazy, but now we've learned more," Im said. "It's a continuum. A lot of those things [like increased Internet access] allow you to become more sensitive to others."
Is it a good idea to adopt a brutalist design for my upcoming personal blog? Hmmm.
Sometimes, short little gems like this can be the ones that inspire me the most.
There's beauty in the old ways of doing things, and we often see them only when contrasted against the clumsiness of technological innovation.
researchers Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir found that not having enough of a resource, particularly money, can actually make us less polite, more impulsive, and even lower our cognitive abilities. We get tunnel vision, the researchers write, and we can’t step back and assess our situation objectively.
I realize growth can be a step to humanity's doom... if we don't play our hand the right way.
An eye-opening read on the "if you're not with us, you're against us" type of thinking that permeates society these days.
if you value open-mindedness, as liberals claim to do, and you see another group as prejudiced, might their perceived prejudice actually increase your prejudice against them?
"There is no prison more secure than the one you don't know you're in."
we saw two others kids on the street who were hunting the same Pokémon, and we almost got into a fight with them. It struck me how similar the situation was to the conflict between Jews and Muslims about the holy city of Jerusalem. When you look at the objective reality of Jerusalem, all you see are stones and buildings. There is no holiness anywhere. But when you look through the medium of smartbooks (such as the Bible and the Qur’an), you see holy places and angels everywhere.
Idea: one of the revived pathogens is the T-virus which has developed antibiotic resistance through centuries of being buried under the ice
Modern age economics
The pursuit of meaning, not happiness
What is the story we tell ourselves about ourselves?
instead of pulling your phone out and reading one more pseudo-motivational quote on social media, encouraging you to follow your dreams, turn your phone off and get to work.
The 20/80 principle
Rather than attempt to design a wholly new, perfect solution, oftentimes it’s better to find areas where an incremental change will lead to significant renovation in the system. The smallest nudge for the biggest effect.
Ah, the power of subtlety.
"many of the most prolific artists, writers, and innovators have become so in part because of their reliance on work routines that forced them to put in a certain number of hours a day, no matter how uninspired (or, in many instances, hungover) they might have felt."
Turns out it's not just a myth 🙄
"And then there are perks that might be myths: one Global Services member told me that if you want a seat, United will kick another passenger off the plane."
"maybe you're preparing for the pitch presentation of your life and you're scared shitless because public speaking isn't your thing. Instead of playing it safe and planning to use a teleprompter, why not invite some friends over and go big--pitch to them as though your life depended on it, with no notes or visual aids, and see what happens when you crash and screw up embarrassingly in front of them. You'll live, you'll learn, and by the time of the big day, you'll be ready to deliver your presentation with more belief and confidence than anyone else in the room."
"You already found your passion, you’re just ignoring it. Seriously, you’re awake 16 hours a day, what the fuck do you do with your time? You’re doing something, obviously. You’re talking about something. There’s some topic or activity or idea that dominates a significant amount of your free time, your conversations, your web browsing, and it dominates them without you consciously pursuing it or looking for it."
"A difficult conversation just doesn’t seem so difficult anymore. A tight deadline not so intimidating. Relationship problems not so problematic."
"StumbleUpon is best used as a powerful arrow in your bow, used to accelerate your additional strategies – but not to define it."
technology cycles move faster than planning cycles ever could, so we need to take a more Bayesian approach to strategy. Instead of trying to get every move right -- which is impossible in today's environment -- we need to try to become less wrong over time. Essentially, we need to treat strategy like a role playing game, taking quests that earn us experience and artifacts along the way.
Strive to gain as much insight into their psyche as you can and then mimic it within your own life every chance you get.
"Design is not perfect pixels. Design is service to people who want hire a service or pay for a product to do work for them. The best design gets that work done without drawing attention to itself."
Quality over quantity.
A key factor here is to always only reach out to quality websites. If you think a website is a bit spammy and does not produce quality content, skip it.
Another proof that content marketing is "the only marketing left"
As Google and other search engines get better at determining content quality, the winners and losers in the search results will begin to shift in dramatic ways.
Can't find a phrase to quote, it all makes perfect sense. Awesome piece! 👍
"we’ve come to believe that world-class performance comes after 10,000 hours of practice. But that’s wrong. It comes after 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, 12,500 hours of deliberate rest, and 30,000 hours of sleep."
1) Sumall isn't free anymore
2) Google Docs Research Tool is now "Explore"
3) Skitch is discontinued
4) Still a great resource for learning content marketers
This is why I had wanted a customer service job as my first job even if it was completely unrelated to my major. It taught me not just skill, but more importantly the attitude with which to approach every new challenge at work and in life.