Key Takeaways

Humans seek to astonish each other, to amaze, inject wonder, surprise, incredulity.

— Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman

Contents

  • Introduction

Introduction

There was a list of topics I had taken an interest in over some years and I kept accumulating resources about each of them. The problem was, I had no idea how to take in all of this information and create something productive and valuable with it. I needed a system. Over February and early March of 2018, I came up with a…


I Offer You 1 Answer and 24 Questions.

A mere desire is lukewarm water; which will never take a train to its destination; the purpose must boil, must be made into live steam to do the work.

— Orison Swett Marden

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The Stories Are True. We Make Meaning Through Love.

Some of us think about the meaning of life, but many of us do not particularly care. So long as there are no troubles in our lives, we don’t really need to ask too many questions. But it may be timely to start asking questions before you find a seed of discontent begin to grow.

What is our purpose and why are we never truly satisfied, no…


And How Millenials Can Change It

We are born with the schizophrenia of good and evil within us, so that each generation must persevere in self-recognition and in self-control. In ceding to the automatic reassurance of our logic, we have abandoned once more those powers of recognition and of control.

— John Ralston Saul

To govern is the technical process of managing an organised society. Politics is how people govern. Good governance is to take a genuine and honest interest in people, and that definition isn’t associated with the word ‘politics’ because it has received a bad rap, which I don’t think was intended.

Polis: (Greek)…


And the importance of looking outside your industry.

I’ve found that the best sources of ideas are not the other fields that have the word ‘computer’ in their names, but the other fields inhabited by makers. Painting has been a much richer source of ideas than the theory of computation.

— Paul Graham, Hackers & Painters

Three ideas about successful people:

  1. The most successful people have a natural curiosity.

The question is, where do you start? Naturally, start with the problem where you find yourself spending…


Networking is So 2018.

I let [other peoples’] voices come through as much as possible… often, it isn’t the details of their routines or habits so much as how they talked about them that was interesting.

— Mason Currey

Contents

  • Part I: Why, When, How, What, Who and Where of Cultivating a Relationship
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Narrow Perception of Networking (Source)

Part I: Why, When, How, What, Who and Where of Cultivating a Relationship

We once called making relationships ‘networking’, but that word holds little value for us nowadays. Networking is synonymous with selfishness and at worst…


And the importance of looking outside your industry.

I’ve found that the best sources of ideas are not the other fields that have the word ‘computer’ in their names, but the other fields inhabited by makers. Painting has been a much richer source of ideas than the theory of computation.

— Paul Graham, Hackers & Painters

The three things that keep coming back to me:

  1. The most successful people have a natural curiosity.
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Look Where You Normally Wouldn’t.

The question is, where do you start? Naturally, start with the problem where…


Networking is So 2018.

I let [other peoples’] voices come through as much as possible… often, it isn’t the details of their routines or habits so much as how they talked about them that was interesting.

— Mason Currey

Contents

  • Part I: Why, When, How, What, Who and Where of Cultivating a Relationship
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Narrow Perception of Networking (Source)

Part I: Why, When, How, What, Who and Where of Cultivating a Relationship

We once called making relationships ‘networking’, but that word holds little value for us nowadays. Networking is synonymous with…


Why Do We Write?

Who can confidently say what ignites a certain combination of words, causing them to explode in the mind? Who knows why certain notes in music are capable of stirring the listener deeply, though the same notes slightly rearranged are impotent? These are high mysteries, and this chapter is a mystery story, thinly disguised.

— Strunk & White

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The Australian Lettering Book: Traditional Heading for Legal Documents

Introduction

With typography, as with philosophy, music and food, it is better to have a little of the best than to be swamped with the derivative, the careless, the routine.

— Robert Bringhurst.

Books and writing have been so integral to society — the…


Let’s get this out of the way — design does not mean Alexander McQueen’s latest jacket.

Design is a much bigger beast.

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The Meaning of Design

To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatise, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse.

— Paul Rand, Author, Graphic Designer, Teacher

It may be defined as a verb, ‘to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan’. However, a more specific definition will capture how the meaning of design has evolved. …


Australian Food, Hospitality and Culture

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Pan Fried Duck Breast, Homemade Spring Onion Dressing, Cucumber and Mixed Root Vegetable Salad

Contents

  • Introduction

Introduction

Eating is one of the few activities you do every day for your entire life. Why should it not give you an incredibly pleasurable time whilst also increasing your health throughout the day?

We all have access to a point in the day where we stop and eat. For many of us, this may be a…

Angela Elizabeth Metri

Law. Cook. Read.

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