Sony’s SmartBand seems quite versatile and a decent competitor to FitBit and the JawboneUP. It will be interesting to see how this goes and also if they add iOS support soon.
A great reflection here by Jonathan Harris on his navigation through various stages of getting stuck. Harris has created some amazing projects ( We Feel Fine & I Want You To Want Me ) over the years and its interesting to see his view on why he created them and how he now feels about them.
Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence, gives a talk at Google about his latest work in finding the hidden drivers of excellence. Interestingly he notes that his research into this changed his view on some of his original thinking on emotional intelligence. His latest book can be found here
Great talk from John Del Vecchio and Tom Jacobs of the Motley Fool detailing some insights into the financial markets. Some take aways are:
- Cash/Equity/Bond positions and historically what has happened when they fluctuate
- Capital distribution
- Picking companies which go down 30% is far easier then picking the ones that go up 30% – much lower rate of success then to failure.
Paul Levy gives a great talk at Google based on examples from his book Goal Play. Anybody in a leadership role should watch this and I particularly like his example of normalisation of deviance.
A nice TedEd animation detailing the US electoral collage system.
A great talk and Q&A from Cal Newport who talks about his research on why its a bad idea to follow your passion
Another interesting documentary on the back of We Are Legion. I like the bit where they put a Google sticker on a car and just drive around doing whatever they want!
A good discussion with Tim Ferris and Jack Canfield on writing and marketing.