"Tipping Point" author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
I love his books.
It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.
I know this is a little off topic.
However, in an attempt to update/upgrade my computer skills I’ve started designing powerpoint templates and other fun stuff.
If you’re interested you can get the template for a fiver (cheap, eh?) here:
or you could get the fully animated version here:
Thank you for your time. Share/repost if you like.
PS: If this is something you weren’t interested in I hope you at least enjoy the cool soundtrack to the vid demo (It’s Zoolook by Jean Michelle Jarre)
Daniel Goleman on Focus: The Secret to High Performance and Fulfilment
Great talk, worth the time investment.
How did high-achievers like Arianna Huffington and Dan Harris come to appropriate a twenty-five-hundred-year-old philosophy of non-striving?