Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #124

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Morocco is high up on my "travel destination list" and this series on highlights that fact. The bright colors, old world architecture, tiny streets, and open markets provide a perfect playground for a photographer. 
  2. Canopy find the best designed products in the sea of products available on Amazon and puts them in one easy to find place. I will definitely bookmark this site for upcoming birthdays and Christmas. 
  3. The scientific organization, Edge, asked its contributors for "What scientific concept or term ought to be more known" and the answers were fascinating. The Farnam Street blog covers three of their favorite replies.  
  4. Store fronts seem like an odd subject to pop up twice this week. Joshua Smith builds 1:20 scale models of buildings from all over the world. The details are insane. Taking a different angle with the same subject, Mateusz Urbanowicz illustrates the unique store fronts found in Tokyo. 
  5. Nassim Taleb, author of Black Swan and Anti-fragile, is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. He is blunt and is willing to hold contrarian ideas in the face of popular wisdom. His 61 book recommendation is pure gold. 
  6. "There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life."      Alain de Botton 
  7. I often talk about the creative journey because creativity is never stationary. It is the constant push and pull against the limits of our ideas and skills. Often that means being creatively lost which CJ Chilvers correctly points out is a good thing. 

  8. Advice for Creative People by Jordan Peterson might be the most succinct summation of the creative dilemma.  Creative people must exercise the urge to create but its almost impossible to find financial success. This is why I work at night at Trader Joe's. 

  9. Mel Robbins interview with Tom Bilyeu is my must watch of the week (and maybe even longer). She figured out a simple trick that allows to step outside the habit loop designed to keep us safe and do what we want to do. All the information is at our finger tips. Yet, its the inability to consistently act that traps us.