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🎁 Valentin's Present - creativity like breathing, hard to recognize, drawing habit

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🎁 Valentin's Present

February 11 · Issue #24 · View online
The best content I've ever found. Mouthwatering concepts, tempting questions, juicy books, delicious songs, exquisite short films, and other surprises.

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Provoking Picture
by @fabiatom on Instagram
Juicy Concepts
Creativity is like breathing.
We take in information and emit new ideas.
🤯this is one of the coolest depictions I’ve seen of creativity. More awesome animations / expansion of this in this article.

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Juicy Concept: Some ideas can be so creative, the fact that they solve a particular problem becomes hard to recognize.
Example: telecommuting and video-conferencing do more to “solve” the problem of fossil-fuel dependence than many alternative energy technologies, but are usually understood as technologies for flex-work rather than energy savings.
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2 weeks ago I read this article by Sam Altman on how to be successful. I thought it compressed several fundamental ideas well, but forgot to link it here. Wasn’t planning on linking because I thought most people also in the startup world would have already read it by now — but of course not everyone is in the startup world.

Tempting Question
Last week’s experiment was fun. Doing it again: reply with your answer and I’ll send you the compiled answers of everyone else that replied.
What is an unconventional activity you enjoy doing?
(doesn’t need to be extremely unconventional)
Spicy Habit & Exquisite Short Film
How drawing helps you think | Ralph Ammer | TEDxTUM
Finger-licking Quote
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing - that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar

Re Human Stories
This week’s Sunday reflection.
Delicious Music
All of these cool songs were released ~two days ago:
Talk, by Khalid and Disclosure. In my Kale playlist.
Back in The City by Alejandro Sanz and Nicky Jam.
New Shapes by Diplo.
Old Friend by Elderbrook. In my Pamplemousse playlist.
Chris Malinchak’s new EP. soundcloud link. Spotify link.
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Valentin

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