Conscious Culture 38: Putting Time in Perspective

Sep 01, 2021 10:34 pm

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Putting Time in Perspective

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We're talking about putting time in perspective, rethinking best practices, the clothing revolution, digital nomad history, and a lot more this week. 


In Learning, this week is App Academy Open, its free access to App Academy's entire full-stack curriculum, valued at $17,000. I've taken a couple of lessons and it's pretty good.


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Interesting Reads

Putting Time In Perspective

"Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. It’s not our fault—the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it’s almost impossible to get a handle on it."


Rethinking Best Practices

"Best practices aren’t universal and the use of the term without deeper consideration can be problematic. They’re straightforward, simplistic answers to difficult questions. Quick answers can at times work in our favor, a way to avoid cognitive overhead and set a clear path to a solution."


The Clothing Revolution

"Archaeologists and other scientists are beginning to unravel the story of our most intimate technology: clothing. They’re learning when and why our ancestors first started to wear clothes, and how their adoption was crucial to the evolutionary success of our ancestors when they faced climate change on a massive scale during the Pleistocene ice ages."


Digital Nomad History

"A digital nomad is defined as someone who uses technology, especially a laptop and a wireless network, to work remotely from anywhere in the world. Digital nomadism has risen from being an idealist vision to an acceptable way of working by major corporations."


Learning

App Academy Open

"Get access to App Academy’s entire full-stack curriculum for free. No catch, no strings attached."


Tools and Resources

What is Your Time Really Worth to You?

"This tool will ask a series of questions to help you estimate how much money each hour is worth to you, so that you can make wiser decisions about how to spend that time."


Write like an (Amazon)ian

"Amazon's internal focus on persuasive writing."


Fun Stuff

The Useless Web

"Takes you to another useless website."


Quote of the Week

“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you.”

—Steve Jobs


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