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Friends newsletter: Transatlantic cruise

New website I like: Sideways Dictionary Join me and friends for an ocean voyage in AprilGreat quotes,
Nick Gray
Friends newsletter: Transatlantic cruise
By Nick Gray • Issue #21 • View online
  • New website I like: Sideways Dictionary 
  • Join me and friends for an ocean voyage in April
  • Great quotes, submitted by friends
  • Job openings at Museum Hack
Why you’re getting this: This is my Friends Newsletter. I send it to people I’ve met recently, my contacts on LinkedIn, and friends I want to keep in touch with. Feel free to unsubscribe and I won’t be offended.

New website I like: Sideways Dictionary
The Sideways Dictionary project uses analogies to explain technology. Here’s one to describe API: “It’s like a LEGO brick.” I can feel my mind expanding.“
via one of my favorite newsletters, Recomendo
This is a helpful resource for non-tech savvy learners. Examples:
Join me and friends for an ocean voyage
Want to go on a transatlantic cruise next month? Me and my friend Tynan are planning an epic trip with friends that leaves on April 23rd. More info + apply here.
Related video: My productivity tips and tricks for your next cruise ship trip
Related video: My productivity tips and tricks for your next cruise ship trip
Transatlantic cruise: more info
Here’s Tynan’s description of what we’re doing:
“My friends and I love cruising, especially long transoceanic voyages. In particular, we love ignoring most of the programs and conventions of normal cruising and making up our own schedules and activities.
This year we’re organizing a small group of entrepreneurs, writers, and other people who like to do independent work, to join us on an incredible transatlantic cruise.
Pic from a Productivity-focused cruise we did months ago
Pic from a Productivity-focused cruise we did months ago
We’ll spend part of the day working (or reading, researching, pondering, brainstorming, etc), but will also have group activities like werewolf games, round-table discussions of each other’s’ businesses, and icebreakers.
The particular cruise we’re going on leaves from Florida on April 23rd and goes to Europe. The ship has wifi, minigolf, and the flow-rider surfing wave. Besides a bunch of glorious sea days it also stops in Portugal and Spain.
Why this cruise? It's a HUGE, nearly new ship with lots of perks
Why this cruise? It's a HUGE, nearly new ship with lots of perks
The total cruise is 14 days, but you could also leave after 9 days if your schedule is tight. Total price for the cruise is around $700 per person.
Nick’s note: I’m flying out from Lisbon, the first stop, to get back to work sooner. I got a direct flight Lisbon to NYC for around $500.
This transatlantic cruise is a great setting to have long conversations with interesting and inspiring people, hit the gym hard while pounding down stacks of delicious steaks, or focus on a big block of work in a relaxing and distraction-free environment.
Because it’s hard to manage big groups of people and we want to curate a group that will benefit from each other’s’ company, we’re having people apply to join us. Apply here!
Favorite Quotes
In my last email I asked for your favorite quotes. Here are some of the ones you all submitted:
“Always do what makes for a better story.”
Author unknown, submitted by Peter N.
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free – and to discover that the prisoner was you.”
Lewis Smedes, submitted by Steven T.
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”
Mahatma Gandhi, submitted by Ashley I.
“People who attach their dream to a hero become acheivers; people who do not attach their dream to a hero remain followers.”
Capt. Bob Webb, submitted by Thom H.
“Quit and you might as well be dead. If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being.”
Bruce Lee, submitted by Andria Y.
“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
Thomas Edison, submitted by Ben B.
“Do one thing every day that scares you”
Eleanor Roosevelt, submitted by Rebecca P.
“How many loved your moments of glad grace.”
W. B. Years , submitted by Pamela K.
“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor,”
Rumi, submitted by Erica S.
“Someone once told me not to bite off more than I can chew. I told them I would rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.”
Unknown, submitted by Courtney L.
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
Goethe submitted by Courtney L.
“Watch carefully, the magic that occurs, when you give a person, just enough comfort to be themselves.”
Atticus, submitted by Dan L.
Fate whispers to the warrior, “You cannot withstand the storm,” and the warrior whispers back, “I am the storm.”
Unknown, submitted by Diana H.
“The secret to happiness is fun”
Giorgia Bovo, submitted by Mira C.
“Believe there is good in the world.”
Unknown, submitted by Donna B.
“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”
Galileo Galilei, submitted by Alice F.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Ghandi, submitted by Alice F.
“In my world, the books would be nothing but pictures.”
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, submitted by Alice F.
“Nothing happens automatically.”
Unknown, submitted by Mary C.
“When you believe it, you wills it.”
Unknown, submitted by Debra A.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world.”
Marianne Williamson, submitted by Debra A.
“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens”
Jimi Hendrix, submitted by Vince C.
“Find what you love and let it kill you”
Charles Bukowski, submitted by Vince C.
“I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client understands that that’s worth anything, or that the client thinks it’s worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It’s worth it to me. It’s the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares”
Saul Bass, submitted by Margie G.
“Hope is believing, in spite of the evidence, and then watching the evidence change.”
The Rev. Jim Wallis, submitted by Margie G.
“At the end of the day, one individual with one good idea can trump an entire network of thousands who don’t have an idea.”
Dan Wieden, submitted by Margie G.
“I’d rather know “no” than not know.”
Unknown, submitted by Rebecca P.
Jobs at Museum Hack
Join our team! We have a few job openings: NYC, Chicago, and Remote Sales
Join our team! We have a few job openings: NYC, Chicago, and Remote Sales
The end.
Thanks for reading! Have a great day.
In museums we trust,
Nick Gray
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