The Mission Holiday Gift Guide is Coming!

The Mission News: October 26, 2017

“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.” -Seneca

Our team at The Mission is compiling the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide and we need your help. What is the best gift you have received in the last year? Email info@themission.co with your ideas and we will feature the best “fan picks” in the guide.

Sponsors! Want to have your product featured in the gift guide? Email ian@themission.co to learn more about the guide.


News that matters

➜ Having a hard time getting out of a rut? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that stimulation of the posterior cingulate cortex (a part of the brain) can motivate behavior change. This finding could help businesses better understand how to spur employee motivation and creativity.

➜ Well this is straight out of a Black Mirror episode. Engineers at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed “RoboBees” that can fly, dive, and swim.These microrobots are 1000x lighter than previous versions and can be used to monitor the environment or perform search-and-rescue operations.


What we’re reading

The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall

This book is guaranteed to make you bawl like a baby. Too often, we place high value on material possessions and forget to appreciate the things that really matter. What do you value in this world and why?

“You don’t begin to live until you’ve lost everything.”
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

This is a timeless, children’s classic about the power of generosity. It may be a kids’ book, but if you haven’t read it yet, we still recommend you check it out.


What we’re listening to

Holiday Music Playlist on Spotify

Yeah, yeah, we agree! It’s way too early for Holiday music. (It’s not even November yet!) But we thought this might inspire you to think about your favorite gifts. 🎁 🎁


What we’re watching

Money Can Buy Happiness by Michael Norton

Michael Norton proposes an unconventional idea: Money can buy happiness; you just have to spend it right.



Originally published on our M-F Newsletter.

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