This post is a trio of recommended listens / watches to tickle thinking and connect new dots. The format will always be two shorter to medium length recommendations, and one long or what we call a ‘slow form’. Slow form is an essential part of the media diet, it stops us being so easily distracted and deepens concepts to a point where they may hold much more resonance.
Here they are.
The human skills we need in an unpredictable world – Margaret Heffernan
If I had to pick one, ultimate TED Talk – this would be it. Tech entrepreneur and infinitely wise author and speaker Margaret Heffernan talks to how we need more ‘messy’ human skills such as imagination, humility and bravery to solve challenges in business, government and life in an unpredictable age. I have used Heffernan’s concepts to so much in client work I feel I should be paying her fees! Her recent book ‘Uncharted: How to map the future’ is worth a read too.
Stop searching for your passion – Terri Trespicio
Are you still searching for your passion? Watch this 19-minute Ted Talk.
Naval Ravikant: The Angel Philosopher interviewed by Shane Parrish.
This is still the most popular podcast on The Knowledge Project, The Farnam Street Podcast. Ravikant has invested in more than 100 companies and is the co-founder of AngelList. This is your slow form entry, coming in at close to two hours (yes a real stretch this time), but it is so full of wisdoms that carving out the time will be well worth it. Expect to hear about happiness, habits, mental models, the monkey on the shoulder, and the only way that makes sense to invest in relationships.