Here's another version of Kendeo's Weekender, full of links and cool things we found this week. Enjoy!
It was Massimo who taught me one of the simplest things in the world: that if you do good work, you get more good work to do, and conversely bad work brings more bad work. It sounds simple, but it’s remarkable, over the course of a lifetime of pragmatism and compromise, how easy it is to forget: the only way to do good work is simply to do good work. Massimo did good work.
Leo Babauta on the futility of predicting your future (and what to do about it):
So if you can’t figure out the future, what do you do? Don’t focus on the future. Focus on what you can do right now that will be good no matter what the future brings. Make stuff. Build stuff. Learn skills. Go on adventures. Make friends. These things will help in any future.
When you're thinking of learning something new, picture the benefits:
When you start out to learn a new skill set or master new knowledge, envision what you will do with it. Get a very clear mental picture of how it will change the way you work and live. Taking a language class? See yourself conversing with a new client in a foreign country. Training on new software? Picture the problem you'll solve with it and how it will streamline activity. Successful learners identify the objective at the start, and create a strong, emotionally compelling vision of what will happen when they reach that objective.
Some interesting thinking about data initiatives: Who's Afraid of Data-Driven Management?
Such a profound question:
When making decisions about what you want to do with your life, challenge yourself to the following thought experiment: when you’re in your twilight years, telling your grandchildren about the decisions you made in your life, what do you want to be able to tell them? Ben Rattray, 33, Founder & CEO of Change.org
Some cool work from our own STL Post-Dispatch for the local Shakespeare Festival.