This is a beautiful life we lead in spite of whatever things come against us or whatever team loses or wins.

- Killer Mike

Here's issue #265 of my weekly newsletter. Butterfly Attacks.

This week we discuss the Google Anti-trust suit, Ghostbuster remixes, Proctorio surveillance systems, Twitter's new retweet plan, and bottling memories.

It's one of those days.

Beastie Boys Intergalactic But It's Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.

On Innovation & Execution.

In the development of new ideas, innovation and other acts of entrepreneurship, our days are often filled with a glut of ideas. Without execution, I think there is no value in identifying and thinking up ideas.

Ideas without action are worthless. - Helen Keller

How to Cultivate Self-Awareness.

As you create and curate you are often in a struggle between internal self-awareness (how well you know yourself) & external self-awareness (how well you understand how others see you).

Look for the Good Apples.

A post about highly successful groups & providing tomorrow’s leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture.

Know the good apple and don't fear the barrel.

I wrote a thing about the need to fail hard. A lot can be learned from making and breaking things online.

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. - James Cameron

I wrote a thing about computational thinking. The steps that should come before we talk about coding and programming.'s stuff you can do with youth while at home.

I'll break it down in an upcoming set of posts.

Attending this year's #Stoicon from Modern Stoicism virtually is a real treat, as in previous years I'd have had to travel to Athens to attend.

Here's issue #264 of my weekly newsletter. This week we talk about toxic positivity, misinformation, identity, genuine connections, and rolling a dope video conferencing setup.

I wrote a thing about protecting your center.

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

Be the Documentarian of Your Life.

Develop a space to document your thinking over time. Use this rocketfuel as inspiration for innovation.

The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself.

I wrote a thing about the Doorway Effect.

What happens when you run into a room looking for one thing & forget why you're there? What does this mean for your dreams & goals?

Do not let your shadow walk you. You are not a slave of the past. - Dodinsky

Writing For Yourself

To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard. – Allen Ginsberg

Are you writing for a specific purpose? A specific audience? Or are you writing for yourself?

I wrote a thing about working like a maker, and not a manager.

Stop looking at our schedules as a way to manage our time…and instead carve out blocks to allow us to make. By focusing on an agenda of implementation intention (a goal setting behavior) we build in times for creation and making things that align to our goals.

Just gonna leave this here in case someone needs it. :)

“Like you, I am concerned about the XXXX. Like you, I am concerned about the direction of this XXXX. However, there are other sources out there that may dispute some of the facts and dispute some of the stuff that you’re talking about.”

Just published issue #263 of my weekly newsletter. This issue is titled "How The Truth Was Murdered."

This week we discuss deep fakes, QAnon, altfacts, Facebook, teens & social media, & gaslighting. Enjoy. :)

I wrote a thing about how & why you should dox yourself on the Internet.

It is your responsibility to try to understand the tools & practices used online. It is your job to understand & protect your identity, data, privacy, & security.

I wrote a thing about building up your digital identity.

When you meet someone new, they meet you in the middle of the story. As humans in a networked society, we quickly go back and Google them to learn more about them before or after we meet.

Create the "you" that you want them to meet.

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