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“It's actually quite a good ethos for life: go into the unknown with truth, commitment, and openness and mostly you'll be okay.” ― Alan Cumming, Not My Father's Son

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My New (used) Book Just Sent Me an Email: Steal This Simple, Powerful Communications Idea

I'm a huge fan of Better World Books [] for its social impact business model. When I don't buy books from a local bookstore, this is my merchant of choice. Their transactional communications demonstrate the power of a good story and a great
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Designing Communications for Action

This is communications design that inspires action. Words and graphics that popped off my LinkedIn feed and got me thinking - and wanting to know more about Juhan Sonin. [] While the policies are consistent with some (but not all) of my own positions,
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Navigating Our Imminent Future: A Conversation With Mike Kuniavsky

"I want to see the positive side of it, and I want to see where we really can give people superpowers—but with the knowledge that significant challenges happen with every single innovation."
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Words Matter

The future is either beaming or bearing down on us (depending on your perspective) much more quickly than anyone had expected.
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Paper, Scissors, Gut

It feels like we’re doing a lot of cutting and pasting as we rearrange, reshape and edit the way we live and work. Perhaps that’s why I’ve been drawn to the work of Barbara Wildenboar and Rogan Brown, paper artists who create intricate pieces about nature, science,
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Too much food. Not enough food.

“It looked like prairie dogs out there, with all the people standing on top of their trucks, trying to get an eagle-eye view of the line to see how much longer they had to wait.” Brian Billeck
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How do we plan when planning seems impossible?

We don't know what tomorrow will look like - any more than we ever did. So we make imperfect decisions, just as we always have. We move forward with our plans, modifying as we go, just as we always have.
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The Temple of Knowledge

Ronald Clark’s father was the custodian of a branch of the New York Public Library at a time when caretakers, along with their families, lived in the buildings. He remembers literally growing up in a library, creeping down to the stacks in the middle of the night when curiosity gripped him.
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Tim Berners-Lee: I Invented the World Wide Web. Here’s How We Can Fix It.

While the web enables incredible creativity, knowledge sharing, and progress, it also enables a lot of harm. Tim Berners-Lee is leading a global project to protect the web from being abused - and protect our information from being misused.As he writes [