It's time for another Kendeo Weekender, full of links and cool things we found this week.  Enjoy!

Something fun we're working on about the importance of alignment:

Before you criticize, start with these steps from Daniel Dannett:

  1. You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way."
  2. You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
  3. You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
  4. Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.

Some great thinking on thinking from David T. Jones:


Daniel Gilbert nails it:

Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished, where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time. Hint: that’s not the case.

Here are some tremendous examples of vintage "Space Age" packaging design:


Ever wonder what that business jargon really means?  Check out Use Sparingly.  A few examples:

Nugget:  An overly simplified piece of information that is passingly interesting and immediately forgettable.
Giving 110%:  A lofty request requiring the reformulation of percentages, in addition to working late.
Take it to the next level:  Painful enthusiasm about abandoning the work at hand to pursue incremental difference.

50 Ways to Get a Job has tons of great advice. Here's are a few of my favorites:

List 20 People Who Are Rethinking Your Industry
Email a Mentor You Don't Know
Win Over a Person Who Cast You Aside
Remove All Tolerations

And finally, Live Up to Your Business Ideals.