@jack in MEL 💬 🐜 💫 #54
It’s lovely to be around so many inspiring activities happening seemingly fast. What an age to be living in!
Let’s get into it ~
@Jack Came to Visit.
It was delightful to hear Jack Dorsey‘s (CEO Twitter & Square) fun & humble insights yesterday. Here are the outtakes ~
* Point of sale (POS) systems [have the potential to] organise your business – e.g. as a cafe if you move the biscotti jar and the POS shows sales have increased then you know this new layout works.
* @jack watches the team dynamic now a lot more than hiring the best/top people (he referred to a sensational engineer in early stages of Twitter who was often negative though also understood Twitter’s end to end system so if he left they wouldn’t be able to bring the system back. After he left the system did indeed go down and three others rose up to sort it …& became leaders). He now hires for team dynamic and looks for how individuals support each other. He still doesn’t always get it right.
* “Identify the things you believe in then have a lot of patience around building the things you believe in”
Good to also hear him talk about helping to bank the “unbanked” and Square’s involvement in blockchain tech (this article provides more info).
[Think you’ll like this KP. Thanks for the invite Will. Great to see you Matt 🧢 ]
Thanks for the photo @Phoriamedia
While the “Lost Connections” title didn’t draw me in, I’m rapt by this book [Thanks L.]. It refreshingly challenges many aspects and perspectives of western society, combines this with experts’ insights, data and a respectful, calm suggested approach to realistic improvements. These quotes show the breadth and depth of the insights.
I’m more than half-way through and it’s in my top 3 books. Whoah!
The bonus of the Audible book is the author is highly engaging and the content flows easily into the next topic. It’s an audiobook that I’m drawn to keep listening to and not wanting it to end (this doesn’t always happen). Oh and another bonus is that his voice is like Jude Law’s
If you’re interested in ways to enhance your life, read it.
And if you’ve friends dealing with / who’ve dealt w depression it’s worth reading to review and reframe your perspective on it. Reframing depression. It’s about time.
> 1 True Calling.
Emilie Wapnick’s “Why some of us don’t have one true calling” is excellent! By her definition I’m a “multipotentialite”. Have a watch – you may be too!
This talk is a wonderful way to empower those you know (send it to them!) who thirst for learning and don’t mind having ‘beginner’s mind’ often.
What (online) has delighted / fascinated me / had me think ~
If you’re enjoying this then people you know may too. Hit forward!
I’m in catch-up mode on all the videos from NYC Crypto week & also the Boring update – what did you enjoy?
We’re doing some interesting B2B sales and growth hacking experiments at Serversaurus. I’ll include links here from what works. #CrashTestDummy 😉