Nadia’s Digest — Issue #5

ISSUE #5 already! This time around:

  • This 10-minute documentary on the unlikely skateboarding community in Myanmar is both touching and insightful 🇲🇲
  • IBM & XPRIZE ask how Watson may help save the planet and reward the right answer with a humble $5 million 🤖🌎
  • How we can apply Stoic methods to conquer challenges of the modern-day workplace 👔🏛️
  • Ready to claim back your attention span? Re-train your brain to pay attention with these helpful tips 💭📱
  • Want a life coach but can’t afford or commit to one? Here’s 20+ hands-on life design exercises enabling you to be your own life coach and start living life on your own terms, handpicked by yours truly ✨

The unlikely skateboarding community of Myanmar 🇲🇲

It’s sometimes the most unlikely occurrences that strike us as the most inspiring. This short 10-min documentary showcasing the skateboarding community in Myanmar (formerly Burma) is one of those beautiful, organic happenings that inspired me by its mere existence.

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Pushing Myanmar on Vimeo — 
 — — Official Selection, Santa Cruz Film Festival 2017 — — Pushing Myanmar documents the change a free community skatepark has created in Yangon, Myanmar. Filmed…

IBM + XPRIZE ask how AI can help save the planet 🌎

IBM and XPRIZE asks for your wildest ideas on how their AI Watson can help save the planet in an open competition and rewards the right answer with a humble $5 million. If you got some ideas on how AI can be used for the better of humanity, this is your chance to put them to the test.

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IBM Watson A.I. XPRIZE Home Page —

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a $5 million competition, challenging teams globally to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges.

Stoic methods for the modern-day workplace 👔🏛️

When business meets philosophy. By the author of ‘Ego is the Enemy’, Ryan Holiday suggests 7 ways we can apply Stoic methods from ancient Greece to conquer challenges in the modern-day workplace.


7 Stoic Strategies For Navigating The Modern Workplace — 
 The image of the Zen philosopher is the monk up in the green, quiet hills, or in a beautiful temple on some rocky cliff. The Stoic, on the other hand, is the antithesis of this idea. The Stoic is the…

How to claim back your attention span 💭📱

Supposedly the millennial concentration span is even worse than that of a goldfish. As extreme as this sounds, I do experience my own monkey brain acting up, and see it all around me. Luckily, it’s a skill we can train. If you’re too struggling with focusing, being present in your surroundings and immersively paying attention, this post is for you.


How To Pay Attention — re:form — Medium — 
 As part of a short class for the School of Visual Arts’ newish Products of Design MFA program, I ask students to “practice paying attention” before our next meeting. There are no other parameters for…

Be your own life coach: 20+ life design exercises 🎨✨

Want a life coach but can’t afford or commit to one? Here’s 20+ hands-on life design exercises enabling you to be your own life coach and start living life on your own terms. Handpicked and written by yours truly.


Be Your Own Life Coach: 20+ DIY Life Design Exercises to Inspire Creative Living — Nadia Piet —

Wouldn’t you like to have a life coach? Honestly, wouldn’t we all like to have someone on our side to help us figure things out? Life design is the practice..

That rounds up the fifth edition and is also the very first to feature one of my own writings (how exciting!). I’d love to hear your thoughts and what you’ll do with the links in this edition. And if you’ve been liking what you see in this newsletter: don’t keep it to yourself! See you soon!

With love,
Nadia Piet

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