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Over the past three years, Wesley collected a small batch of vintage watches from the 1950’s and had them restored into working order.

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For the past few years circumstance has brought with it the need for me to spend a lot of time driving. I live near sunny Byron Bay, NSW but my job, which I enjoy, is based in Technology Park, Brisbane. It’s not ideal but it is what it is.

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
– John Wooden

Luckily I’ve discovered Tim Ferriss’ podcast series.

If your looking for some brain food or a fresh perspective, I thoroughly recommend listening in.

Don’t ask a barber if you need a haircut

Graffiti

Why is culture so important to a business? Here is a simple way to frame it. The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing. People can be independent and autonomous. They can be entrepreneurial. And if we have a company that is entrepreneurial in spirit, we will be able to take our next “(wo)man on the moon” leap.

Brian Chesky
Co-founder, CEO of Airbnb

Source: Medium

Vesper App

John Gruber, like myself obviously appreciates simplicity. The kind of simplicity that takes a long time to achieve.

I’m one of those suckers who’ll buy an App just because it’s pretty. I know for a fact that for some that sounds ridiculous. For me, to experience the refined elegance of an App such as Vesper is like a lap around the block in a luxury motor vehicle.

I’ve had it on my phone for months and still yet to find a place between the default Notes App and Evernote. I get John’s point of ‘reduced friction’ but, I just haven’t used it, probably never will again, but I still love it.

Busy

If you live in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint. And the stock response is a kind of congratulation: “That’s a good problem to have,” or “Better than the opposite.”

Tim Kreider, New York Times