Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #102

Start your Monday off right: 

  1. Danny MacASkill has established himself as one of the better trick mountain bike riders and his latest video does nothing to disprove that notion. It would be easy to believe the video is fake until seeing the blooper reel at the end.
  2. A fun breakdown on how to start a professional soccer team and the financial numbers of their first year. Just in case you want to start your own team. 
  3. I had never heard of Chinese Suomian noodles prior to this short documentary. The process requires the noodles to be hung, stretched, and dried out in the sun. Consequently, the recipe changes per the weather conditions. 
  4. The photojournalist, Edouard Elias, joined the crew of the Aquarius patrolling off the coast of Libya rescuing migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Powerful photo series. 
  5.  “Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.”  David Lynch 
  6. You Don't Need Permission to be Yourself. It seems rather basic advice but I feel it easy to get lost in the grind moving the career forward. 

  7. The poet Mary Oliver extorts artists to embrace solitude and concentrated effort to create that which we are meant to create. Her message reminds me a lot of Cal Newport's book, Deep Work. We underestimate the price of distraction and as result fail to set aside parts in the day to solely focus on a single task.