Caffeine-powered Friday …

… when you have one day of time, two days of work and no days of energy.    

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Slice Planner: a daily planner that merges paper and digital

Via The Cramped, is news of a fantastic concept currently on Kickstarter. It’s a diary / planning solution that combines the visceral delight of real paper and pencil with the sheer and shareable convenience of digital. What a great idea! You can plan your day on paper, then use your phone’s camera to synch it […]

Hunter-Gatherer: the full list

50.  Never let the fire go out. For the hunter-gather of the 21st century, the full list from Nicholas Bate, here.

21st century hunter-gatherer – Nicholas Bate

I love this.  Why does it sound so idyllic … Tell stories that fire the imagination. … Really notice the weather and predict what’s coming next: rain or shine or snow. Sleep easily; Arise early. … Develop language and brachiate more. The full first dozen from Nicholas Bate, here. As an afternote, I can report that […]

Right effort – @patrickrhone

Patrick Rhone on the Buddhist concept of Right Effort, here. I like the concept.  It seems wholly aligned with finding balance.

Pension? Don't worry, be happy – Nicholas Bate

An altogether healthier, alternative plan from Nicholas Bate: Start now a plan to do work you enjoy. And why would you stop doing it? … The full three-step plan, here.

Pension? Don’t worry, be happy – Nicholas Bate

An altogether healthier, alternative plan from Nicholas Bate: Start now a plan to do work you enjoy. And why would you stop doing it? … The full three-step plan, here.

Be Bold 101 – Nicholas Bate

For fans of Nicholas Bate – or those in need of a perky reminder – James Tomalin has turned the Be Bold 101 mini-book into a mini-movie… Definitely worth five minutes of your time.

Coffee: brain fuel

Another from Nicholas Bate’s Tools of Excellence: “8: The Coffee Grinder & French Press Coffee should be smelt and seen as well as tasted. And it should be worked for: …”  

Echoes through time: that uneasy, dissatisfied feeling

“A good way to rid one’s self of a sense of discomfort is to do something. That uneasy, dissatisfied feeling is actual force vibrating out of order; it may be turned to practical account by giving proper expression to its creative character. The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in […]

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