Welcome to this week’s links! And Happy Mother’s Day Mom!
A great post from Zen Habits blogger Leo Babauta reflects on the lessons learned so far over his 38 years. There’s some great points in there that I think apply to all of us, especially the very last one.
Although the death of Osama took over headlines, I watched Obama’s speech at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner on April 30th, which was quite enjoyable. I like how Obama is using humor to effectively communicate his messages, and its much more entertaining than a cut and dry speech.
When we have truly innovative ideas, its hard to discern if they really are that great or they’re absolutely ridiculous. The key becomes sharing the idea with others, but this can be a scary proposition for most. This articles touches on two ways an organization can create an environment open to ideas, both good and bad.
I’ve recently talked a lot about motivation, accountability, and incentives, and stickK seems to be a great tool to get us to start taking action. stickK is a web tool that allows you to define a goal, the stakes, referees, and supporters, all in an effort to help you accomplish your goals. I’m looking forward to trying it out and seeing if it works.
There’s been a wide range of responses to Osama’s death, which I touched on in a recent blog post. This being the case, New York Times has come out with this interactive graphic, showing the range of these responses based on comments made by readers – its pretty interesting to see visually.
And if you missed last week’s links, check them out here.