Consider this dramatically oversimplified formula:
Life satisfaction = pleasure + meaning
It is an excerpt from an about a 30min read from Kevin Simler. His A Nihilist’s Guide to Meaning begins decidedly tongue in cheek & crafts a wonderful essay with which to begin your work week. He does a great job of illustrating what creates or enhances meaning as well what erode or even destroys it.
- Helping others.
- Network centrality.
- Progress vs. decay.
- Space colonization.
- Meaningful careers vs. bullshit jobs.
I believe understanding how not only you but others find / have found meaning in life is an incredibly valuable exercise.
As always thank you for reading,
if you’re looking for some key differences between a happy life and a meaningful life. Read here.
Jaw-dropping landscapes, rugged gravel tracks, smooth tar roads, majestic mountains, spectacular geological rock formations, deeply carved wadis (river beds), palm tree oases, friendly people… The list goes on and on.
Four members of the Shutt Velo Rapide Racing Team spent a week following the historic Route des Grandes Alpes through the high mountains of France from Lake Geneva to the French Riviera.
A nice account of a typical stay on the island & teaser of their collab with Cycology.
Welcome to WeWork, the eight-year-old, $20 billion “shared space” nerve center of the New New Economy — in which the corporate ladder has been replaced by a rent-a-desk, the benefits package consists of free WiFi and La Colombe, and the retirement plan is IPO or bust. But hey, at least there’s no one to boss you around anymore, right?
Funny also because Twotone used to rent a desk there ; )
The business environment of the 2020s will be more volatile and economic swings more extreme.
Sales & PR
Stooked on this next installment of Sales Hacker here in Amsterdam.
Speaker line up is 🔥 !
- Seth de Hart — VP Sales @ Framer | Seth will talk about how aggressive outbound prospecting lead to explosive growth at Revinate and how he is building a sales machine at Framer to capitalize on their 220+ daily inbound leads.
- Pascal Aandewiel — Account Director @ System1agency | Pascal will give talk about how System 1 and System 2 thinking work and how that applies to sales and sustainability.
- Jess Henderson — mind behind Outsider | Jess runs a brand behaviour advisory specialised in offline marketing. At Sales Hacker, Jess will be giving her 2018 advice for offline success.
Ads get us to buy things not in spite of our rationality, but because of it. Ads target us not as Homo sapiens, full of idiosyncratic quirks, but as utility-maximizing Homo economicus.
Are your prospects reacting unenthusiastically after you’ve invested hours running product demos? Read this.
Telecast — #003 is out!