Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #126

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Jason Silva on his youtube show, Shots of Awe, passionately talks about the revolutionary power of technology and it ability to change the course of human history. A great way to spend a couple minutes to hours on his channel.   
  2. We think of personality as permanent. Yet, a new study came out stating that our personality changes over time to the point that we are different at age 14 and age 77. This may seem scary but it also means that you have the ability change traits you dont like or which may not be helpful to your current goals. 
  3. Street artist, Alex Senna, creates these beautiful black and white murals with her trade mark lanky almost cartoonish characters and excellent use of shadows.
  4. The title of this article was correct and I had never heard of Catherine Leroy before. She was a combat photographer on the very front lines during the Vietnam including parachuting in with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Her images are amazing though brutal as you can image.
  5. Richard Diebenkorn scribbled his 10 rules for starting a painting on a simple piece of paper. My favorite rule is #9, "Tolerate Chaos". 
  6. Human nature is to always to compare up versus compare down. We look at those doing better than us and wish we had their life rather than realizing how great we have it compared to those beneath us. Derek Siver describes it as, "Think like a bronze medalist, not silver".
  7. "You must want to be a butterfly so badly, you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."  Sekou Andrews
  8. Lagom magazine spoke to a handful of creative entrepreneurs and collected their best advice. The advice may not be that different but its a great reminder. Their companies are also quite interesting if you are looking for something interesting. 

  9. The famed Pareto Principle (aka 80/20 rule) began as a simple observation of peas from Pareto's garden. This simple observation was then applied to almost every competitive pursuit. James Clear explores why small differences often lead to large differences.