Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | March 11, 2022

Life will win over death. Light will win over darkness.

Volodymyr Zelensky 

Happy Friday! I’m in an experimental mood this week. You’ll notice a new addition to the newsletter. At the very bottom you’ll see an opportunity to rate this edition of the newsletter. Give it a whirl and leave some feedback or just say “Hi!” – you can even leave a voice message if you’re feeling adventurous.

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What I’m Listening to:  Funk Mammoth is a chillaxed vibe I find myself constantly returning to and I’ve returned to it once again this morning.


Last week’s most clicked item:
When Graphics Lower Learning


The Power of Curation

Morning Brew founder Alex Lieberman reminds us that curation is all around us and has been for a very long time. He explains why curation is a superpower, why it’s misunderstood & why it’s more important than ever. Definitely worth the 7 minute listen! If you like this one, check out his episode on learning how to learn


How to Use PowerPoint for Graphic Design 

Intimidated or can’t afford complex graphic design tools, like Adobe Illustrator, etc? Watch TIm Slade show you how you can create more “pro” designs in PowerPoint than most people realize is possible! 

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If You’re Always Busy You’re Living in Desperate Poverty and Unaware

Busyness is taking the jug of water that is your resources and over-pouring it into one area of life. The cup then overflows and pisses all over the floor. This leaves all other areas of life in a drought. The currency of life isn’t money, it’s time.


Adult Recess: The case for why grown-ups should be allowed on the swings, too.

Recess, and the concept of play, is usually only associated with children of primary school age or younger. But what if we applied the same idea to adults in the workforce?


Why asking for knowledge contributions is so important

One of David Snowden’s principles is that “Knowledge can’t be conscripted, it can only be volunteered”. However, waiting passively for voluntary contributions is the wrong way to spread knowledge. Ask for volunteers instead. 


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Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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