Top 5 Tuesday 12.15.15

Top 5 Tuesday 12.15.15

Here is your weekly dose of Top 5 Tuesday: A list of things we are thinking, reading, watching, or doing to stay on top of our game and we think you should too:

Articles Worth Reading

Knowledge Makes Everything Simpler

A summary from Farnham Street about John Maeda’s The Laws of Simplicity. The easiest way to learn the basics is to teach the basics yourself.

BASICS are the beginning.
REPEAT yourself often.
AVOID creating desperation.
INSPIRE with examples.
NEVER forget to repeat yourself.

Why Deep Thinking is Needed More Than Ever

Jon Mertz from Thin Difference says it’s because creating a better space for our work, relationships, family, and life requires forward thinking and then actions to achieve positive change and results. Civility is never replaced or overridden.

Quotes We Have Engrained in Our Minds

“What’s on the other side of fear…nothing” – Jamie Foxx

What we are watching –

The Man in the High Castle on Amazon Prime. Amazing 10 part series based on a best selling book by Phillip K Dick. The story is set in the 1960’s in America if the outcome of World War II would have been different. The Germans control the east coach and the Japanese control the West Coast. Almost a must watch for any young American that doesn’t have an appreciate for what those who faugh tint he war sacrificed for our freedom. Sometimes it’s the opposite of what happened that makes something real.

What we found cool – 

theSkimm– Who has time to follow the news anymore.  Particularly with election season upon us get their top news stories of the day delivered to your inbox daily.  It takes us about 3 minutes everyday to get caught up on current events that matter.

Tip of the Week –

Whats the most popular business application we use every day? SnagIt. Screen Capture Software for images and video from your computer screen.

Please let us know if there are suggestions for articles, quotes, shows, or tools we should highlight. Tweet us at @johngeades or @learn_loft.