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Life Designed: (Scary) Future of Work, Side Projects & Fame

Hey there! Last weekend I watched Green Book which won 3 Oscars including the Best Motion Picture of
Life Designed: (Scary) Future of Work, Side Projects & Fame
By Tomas Laurinavicius • Issue #18 • View online
Hey there!
Last weekend I watched Green Book which won 3 Oscars including the Best Motion Picture of the Year.
The movie is full of valuable lessons for life and I’m sure everyone who watches learns something different. Here are some of the quotes that stuck with me:
“The world’s full of lonely people afraid to make the first move.” – Tony Lip
“Thank you, Tony. But not everyone can play Chopin. Not like I can.” – Dr. Don Shirley
“You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity.” – Dr. Don Shirley
“You asked me once why Dr. Shirley does this. I tell you, because genius is not enough. It takes courage to change people’s hearts.” – Oleg
Now, watch the movie yourself.
Welcome to another edition of Life Designed where I share the knowledge and resources to help you live better.
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This made me think a lot about my own digital and physical aspirations. It’s so close to becoming the reality and it looks scary.
Merger is a short film about the future of work, from cult director/designer Keiichi Matsuda. Set against the backdrop of AI-run corporations, a tele-operator finds herself caught between virtual and physical reality, human and machine. As she fights for her economic survival, she finds herself immersed in the cult of productivity, in search of the ultimate interface. This short film documents her last 4 minutes on earth.
If you can’t find a way to complete your New Year resolutions there’s another way. Check out this amazing project by Life Designed reader Yunzhe.
A big resource for entrepreneurs and startup owners. Find out why over 100 big companies have failed. Learn from mistakes, and avoid being part of the 90% of businesses that fail.
Discover what locals eat all around the world. I wish I knew about this tool when I was just starting my travels.
This is absolutely brilliant. Absurd illustrations that make sense. What about surrealist illustrations for landing pages? Take every user on an individual journey through their own imagination.
I’m not that much into art but this website has some pieces I’d like to own when I have my home. Check more curated original art at bargain prices. 
What’s our biggest problem today? What’s our best asset today? That perspective is not so useful, however, when planning for where you want to be tomorrow. It’s not about where you are, it’s about where you’re headed, and how fast you’re getting there.
In terms of creativity, they found that neither the computational evaluations nor the art historians’ expert opinions were strong indicators of an artist’s renown. In other words, if an artist had high creativity scores, they were not necessarily famous.
Send a video, not a thousand words. A new kind of work communication tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable videos.
For Fun
Source: The Times.
Source: The Times.
Food for Thought
“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam
“We both (Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett) insist on a lot of time being available almost every day to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. We read and think.” – Charles T. Munger
“I am amazed by how many individuals mess up every new day with yesterday.” – Gary Chapman
“You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.” – James Clear
Now
⏰ Time: 11:24
📖 Reading: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
🍿 Watching: Green Book
🇱🇹 Location: Panevezys, Lithuania
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