So, things have been pretty busy around CTO headquarters and I’ve been lax on getting a new post finished and out for consumption. To bridge the gap I figured I’d put together a collection of links and other things that I’ve been reading and watching lately.
Here’s a good look at why squatting super deep isn’t always a good thing and introduces a great term that was new to me: the buttwink.
Great breakdown by my friend Eric Grimsley on why eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. Seriously, taking lunch to work is not only great for your waistline but also great for your wallet.
One of two Art of Manliness posts in this roundup, Isometrics at the Office. It’s an excerpt from an army field manual from 1969 and a quick way to offset a day full of sitting. Nowadays, there’s a lot of talk that sitting is the new smoking. But what can we do about it when we don’t really have a lot of options at work? Bonus: Here’s more on how to deal with sitting all day by the great Kelly Starrett.
Book I’m currently reading: Bold by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. I don’t really consider myself to be an “exponential entrepreneur” the way the book describes it, but it’s a great look into what goes into massively disruptively technologies/companies, and how you can think big like Elon Musk or Richard Branson. A great read even if you don’t have any plans to run a billion dollar business.
Do you ever find that you’re super motivated to achieve a goal, but run out of steam about halfway through? Here’s some science on how to stay motivated.
If you want to be more creative or solve a tough problem, try taking a walk. Austin Kleon on the power of getting outside.
The second Art of Manliness post of the roundup. The next time you’re in a job interview, don’t forget to prepare some questions to ask the person interviewing you. Don’t be that guy (or gal) that sits there in silence when the interviewer asks if you have any questions for them. This will set you apart from most of the others interviewing against you.
Video you need to watch: Amanda Palmer’s TED talk, “The Power of Asking”
There’s a lot to think about here. The power of asking for something without shame. The power of connecting with people. The power of being vulnerable. The power of perspective. The power of giving things away. You can’t make someone do something, but you can ask them to. Great quote at the end: “How do we make people pay for music? What if we started asking, ‘what if we let people pay for music?'”
And lastly, I’m not sure I could do it, but what would happen if you gave up TV for a year?
I hope you have a great week everyone.