A fascinating whiteboard talk on what motivates people to do cognitively challenging work (via thegongshow)
Derek Sivers on giving his company away to charity
I get the deeper happiness of knowing the lucky streak I’ve had in my life will benefit tons of people - not just me.
I get the pride of knowing I did something irreversibly smart before I could change my mind.
I get the safety of knowing I won’t be the target of a frivolous lawsuit, since I have very little net worth.
I get the unburdened freedom of having it out of my hands so I can’t do something stupid.
But most of all, I get the constant priceless reminder that I have enough.
In an email from my dad this morning: the Forbidden City in Beijing already covered in snow. Picture taken November 10, 2009.
Revisited Pet Society today after hearing that Playfish got acquired by EA, then dressed my pet in a frog outfit. Congrats to the Playfish team!
peace.facebook.com launches: Track “the friend connections created each day between people of different countries, religions, and political affiliations.”
In case you were wondering what the stairs in my dream home would look like.
Just got my KINDED card and ready to try this out if the moment arises.
These cards from Kinded.com are a fantastic and innovative attempt to virally spread acts of kindness (and they use Google Maps to track it all!). It’s very touching to read all of the cool things people are doing for one another. Makes me want to go out and serve someone right now.
See? Simple and scalable solutions always work best.