This week we learn about the power of positive thinking, welcoming feelings, and privacy tools. As well as taking a journey throughout color and how we approximate pi.
Let's get going!
3 Droplets of Leadership
The Power Of Positive Thinking
The precursor to The Secret, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped millions of men and women to achieve fulfillment in their lives. In this phenomenal bestseller, Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life -- and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes.
Helena Bonham Carter reads The Guest House by Rumi
Helena Bonham Carter gives a reading of the Jalaluddin Rumi poem, ‘The Guest House’ that appears in Allie Esiri’s anthologies ‘A Poem for Every Night of the Year’ and ‘A Poem for Every Autumn Day’. Helena reads this for the launch of the anthology, ‘A Poem for Every Autumn Day’, in a film made during the lockdown summer of 2020 in Wiltshire, England, directed by Paul Weiland.
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2 Grains of Technology::
This tool/toy/demo is a way to navigate all 16 777 216 colors in the RGB color space. Check it out!
The approximation for pi
We all learned in school that 22/7 is a good approximation for pi. But who came up with it? And how? It happened ~2300 years ago. In ancient Greece. Here's the story on a Twitter thread. Check it out!
1 Atom of Reflection
Recently, my executive coach made me reflect on a technique to help me overcome my notorious impatience. Every time I feel impatient, I must stop and reflect on "what does patience look like in this situation? What would be the pros and the cons?".
I'm working on it, and it's already giving me a few interesting outcomes. Maybe you want to give it a try. It applies to pretty much any trait you want to master.
Let me know if it works for you. Cheers!
The atom of reflection of this week reminds me of a post I stumbled a couple of weeks ago: "Oblique Questions" https://neugierig.org/software/blog/2020/04/oblique-questions.html which in turn relates to the original Oblique Strategies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblique_Strategies; the question has that similar kind-of-vague-yet-interesting-answers-prompting feeling :)