Fashionable Drones, Young ‘Bitcoiners’, and Linguistic Adventures

Feb 27, 2018 · Unlisted

You cannot have a happy ending to an unhappy journey. ―Abraham Hicks

News That Matters

ICYMI: We’ve updated our newsletter format! We are combining our two daily newsletters (‘The Best…’ and The Mission News) to create one ultimate daily newsletter. 🎉 🎉

Love it, hate it? Let us know your feedback by responding to this email. 😊

There’s a stigma around mental health that discourages adults from seeking help. Unfortunately, this also affects children that need help. Two in three depressed teens do not get the care they need… it is time we change how we view and treat mental health disorders.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued updated guidelines for screening teenage depression: “What we’re endorsing is that everyone, 12 and up, be screened … at least once a year.”

Check out this list of fastest growing franchises of 2018. You may be surprised to see who made the cut. The top three are :

  1. Dunkin Donuts
  2. 7-Eleven
  3. Planet Fitness

And of course, another growing market is that of bitcoin. Meet some of the young ‘Bitcoiners’ who invested in the coin as young as 12 years old and are now already millionaires

“Finman says he started investing in Bitcoin — the emerging currency that seems to be minting a new millionaire every day — when he was 12, and claims he had enough to sell off $100,000 worth of it by the time he was 15. A few years after that, at 17, he got into streetwear. (Some time after the release of Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, is where he places it.) In the roughly 18 months since then, Finman’s stockpiled streetwear at the rate of an A-list rapper.” -GQ

Trauma isn’t what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you.” –Gabor Maté

We’ve raved about Dr. Gabor Maté before, and recently he was featured on Tim Ferriss’s (amazing) podcast. Give it a listen:

Dr. Gabor Maté — New Paradigms, Ayahuasca, and Redefining Addiction

What do drones and fashion have in common? Apparently, The Dolce & Gabanna Runway.

Tech has so many fun uses! Want to see some more? Check out The 2018 New York Toy Fair. :D

Great brands make real connections. And sometimes making those real brand connections requires a bit of… rebranding. Introducing: Jane Walker

The Best of The Mission

What rules, laws, and theories hold our world together? At the intersection of real and theoretical lies the true ‘fabric of reality’.

Read the book: The Fabric of Reality — The Science of Parallel Universes — and Its Implications by David Deutsch

Jennifer Lawrence is in a new hit and it’s at the top of our ‘go-see-in-theaters’ list. Watch the trailer: Rd Sparrow

Already seen it? Give us the inside scoop! Respond to this email with your thoughts.

Adventure is out there… Linguistic adventure that is.

Aren’t words just so cool!? Some of them have double means, sound alike, or mean completely different things when combined with other words. Anyone else think that’s so freakin’ neat!?

…Or maybe that’s just me… 🤓

Well, if you are a fellow word nerd, then join me in obsessing over this amazing podcast by Helen Zaltzman: The Allusionist

Also, if you like Helen or want to learn more about her, we recommend checking out her fun TED Talk titled ‘The evolution of the written word across time.

Mission Driven

A spotlight on mission-driven companies and people.

Patagonia connects people with clothing and clothing with the environment. They seek to impact the environment as little as possible during the entire lifecycle of their products and only promote sports that don’t require a motor.

Their mission is to: ‘build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, [and] use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.’

Read more about what they do and why.

Find Your Mission

Learn about career opportunities at mission-driven companies.

Duolingo is hiring! Want to be a part of a cool tech company making language learning fun (and easy)? They’ve got all kinds of positions available; including teaching, engineering, business, and more! Apply here.

The Mission is a new kind of media company. We publish stories, videos, and podcasts to help smart people get smarter. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or learn more about us here. We’d love to connect!

The Mission helps mission-driven companies build trust and connect with customers in a new way.

We create custom podcast sponsorships for enterprise companies. To learn more about why companies like Salesforce trust us to produce results, connect with our team here.


A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org



Written by


Stories & podcasts that make smart people smarter: www.Mission.org. The Mission Daily: www.apple.co/2KMXjhQ. The Story podcast: www.apple.co/2HEcveQ.


A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade