Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #118

Start your Monday off right: 

  1. The ability to sketch out a design onto a giant wall and then create a beautiful piece in one shot has always impressed me. We all now how to write. But Ben Johnston does it at a size and with a flair not normally found. 
  2. Before the discovery of yeast and its commercialization, sourdough was the only method available to create bread. Rasmus Kristensen is the man responsible for the bread at Noma, consistently ranked one of the best resturuants in the world since 2008. My favorite part of his story is the fact he takes home the sourdough starter on his day's off.
  3. The short documentary, Ten Meter Tower, shows the internal struggle of individuals trying to jump off the 10 meter diving platform for the first time. You see them wrestling with their fears in a pure display of emotion.  
  4. The artist, BIANCOSHOCK, built tiny room inside of manholes to bring attention to the condition people live in. I would love to see how he managed to wallpaper a manhole as I would struggle just doing a regular room. 
  5. “Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  6. Nigeria will never be on the top of your list as a video hotspot. However, Nick Hagen documents the extent which gamers in Lagos will go to get their games.  

  7. I first discovered Dominique Crenn in her great episode of Chef's Table. This a great conversation covers her journey to the first female chef to earn a second Michelin star in the USA. 

  8. Soft skills are those which often struggle to show up on a resume but as Seth Godin argues, amplify everything that is normally measured. The question is how to select and teach those soft skills.

  9.   Ryan Holiday helped Robert Greene write multiple bestsellers. He shares the lessons he has learned from Greene through the experience. 

  10. The term sellout is such a loaded term for artists. Casey Neistat breaks down why its so hard for artists to hear others label them as sellouts and why we shouldnt be worried about it.