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61 – Cockroach Theory, Tricking Yourself & Helicopter Money

  One Trick: For being nice to yourself It’s actually surprisingly hard to be kind to ourselves, specially when we are talking about our future selves. “Whenever you can, do something kind for Future You.” Try think of the future you as a close friend whom you care about. What advice would you give that […]

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#60 – Friends, Prioritisation and Hacking your old cameras

  One Question: Do your friends like you “Show me your friends and I will show you who you are.” How many “close friends” do you have? It’s definitely about the quality over quantity here, and the shocking thing is not having enough could mean you die younger #SeriousStuff One App: One Big Thing I […]

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Weekly Top 5 #59 – AI choices, Charts and Addictive Games (Pokemon Go)

On AI: How would you decide who should get hurt? Should self driving cars sacrafice the driver to save a pedestrian? How about 2? MIT scienctists are trying to work out what the “right” decision might be and they need your help. One Video: How free mobile games are designed to make money I am […]

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Weekly Top 4 #58 – Sleep/Batteries & Confidence/Productivity

  One Lesson: Company Culture matters Most people might know this already, but I’ve only learnt how important company culture is recently. This article goes into depth on what an inspiring culture can do and I can’t agree more. One Article: Confidence and Productivity Have you ever thought about which came first? The ability to […]

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Weekly Top 5 #57 – Conversations, Coding and 56 years of TV

One Video: How to have better conversation How good are you at conversations? Are you distracted or are you really paying attention? Are you listening to the other person or listening just enough so you reply with something witty? NPR radio host Celeste Headlee has some fantastic points we should be paying attention to make us […]

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Weekly Top 5 #56 – Validation, Design and FramerJS experiment

One Experiment: Playing with FramerJS A short blog post I wrote last week on learning to use FramerJS for prototyping. Both Invision and Pixate failed to create the type of animation and interaction I was hoping to experiment. *The demo is a completely rebranded and repurposed interface to protect my client. One Tool: Validation Board […]

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Weekly Top 5 #55 – Simplification, Being Hard on Yourself and How to Work

One article: How not to work The line between work and play is blurring and that’s a really really bad thing! We are not machines, I firmly believe we need time away from work in order for us to actually be the best at our work. One GREAT article: The ‘Brute Force’ Design Process As a […]

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FramerJS for Prototyping – Good tool, Bad share

So here’s my first attempt at using FramerJS. I only looked into it out of frustration. Marvel and Invision wasn’t handling the animation well enough and Pixate got too weird and complicated really quickly, so since I had bought Framer with Sketch together many months ago, I might as well gave it a try and it was… AMAZING! Pros […]

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Weekly Top 5 #54 – Being poor is expensive, Bored and Self Reflection

One thing we are missing: Self Reflection Once upon a time we used to get bored, and what’s more shocking is that we were pretty ok with being bored. Constant connection to the internet and Facebook meant we no longer spend any time just gazing into space and reflect upon ourselves. One Concept: Its expensive to […]

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Weekly Top 5 #53 – Parents, Self Esteem and Making Friends

One Animation: Your Parents & Your Self-Esteem Unfortunately, I know a lot of people who I think are unfit to be parents, either emotionally or mentally. This quick animation shows just how much your parents can effect your self-esteem / how much you like yourself. One Article: The Science of Making Friends I know the […]