They’re a great step forward – both QR and NFC solutions will be a core part of payments in the future. It’s a question of extending the geography and availability of payment tech beyond the WeChats of the world to make them available to everyone.
It’s incredible what goes on behind the scenes without reporting, particularly given the public negativity that shrouds the technology with much of it coming from those who are secretly building their arsenal!
I love this article from Farnham Street that dives into how Hemingway discovered — or was perhaps ‘forced’ into — his simple style. Imagine if his manuscripts hadn’t been lost!?!
I wonder who we would look to for simpler writing inspiration…
The key sits in who can recognise a skill set: if you feel undervalued in one place, you will look elsewhere.
If you feel continually undervalued, you will strike out on your own.
It’s only in working for yourself (or within less structured environments) that you can show if you really offer the…
“Tribe of Mentors” — Tim Ferris (making slow progress…)
“Think Small” — Owain Service and Rory Gallagher — interesting insights into how to achieve goals by breaking them down into the small parts.
The Artist’s Journey — (must finish ‘Turning’ Pro first!)
Then, some fiction to take the weight off :-)
I have just finished the War of Art; Turning Pro is on my bed stand.
I started writing about two years ago, often doing a half-assed job. I’ve since come to approach it in a different life. It’s invigorating to know that, just because my mind is telling me I don’t want to write, I should just get on with it.
The more such books are shared, the better.
I haven’t read ‘Turning Pro’ yet (finish War of Art first!) but I’m certainly using the mindset to help me out.
Completely different vein to the above but writing that is equally impactful and pertinent given people’s current obsession with always being on the move is The Art of Stillness.