Books are the product of taking a lot of ideas from out in the world, mixing them up with a splash of your own perspective, and baking until you have something new and interesting. In anticipation of Simply Put, I'd like to share some of those "ingredients."
Many people see small talk as a waste of time and breath, some see it as a source of anxiety, and others see themselves as better than it. But ultimately, I fall firmly in favor of small talk, and so should you. It just might make you more successful, more understanding (and understood), and more happy.
I’m wandering into a minefield here. I think that, sometimes, you should work for free. If you’re an independent creative, running a professional services firm, or growing a startup, working for free can be one of the best things you can do. It can make you better at your craft, it can unlock new opportunities, and it can be just straight-up a good time. You may disagree – but read on.
So much of our modern technology wants our attention. We shouldn't give it away – instead, we should design technology that serves us. This is the intriguing vision of "Calm Technology."
I wish I could stop caring about Twitter. But this week, Musk again took centerstage with another antic that is so ridiculous you can’t help but pay attention: he’s changing the app’s name from Twitter to “X.” It's not the only brand to have hastily discarded years of equity recently.