[When it comes to vacation, I'm big on tradition. One of my most dependable traditions? When I spend a week out of the office, I let others do the heavy lifting for me. This week is no different. So while I'm spending the week having fun in Wisconsin, I thought I'd let the things that inspire me speak for themselves.]
I am convinced @leeclowsbeard should start a line of fortune cookies. It’s a nearly daily delivery of “I wish I’d said that” brilliance. Like this one: All things being equal, go with the lowest bid. And good luck finding anything where all things are ever equal. That’s what I want with my moo shu pork.
Planet Money makes the sometimes stuffy world of macroeconomics genuinely interesting. And engaging. And approachable. It’s like This American Life for business.
Freakonomics is consistently mind expanding. It’s The Power Of Poop podcast was mind-blowing. It’s worth checking in with them every so often just so you can be reminded that you might be approaching a problem (or opportunity) in precisely the wrong way.
Co Design has good content and is done beautifully. Familiar but totally different. More sites / brands / content providers should rethink the possibilities they have available to them.
There are not enough hours in the day to read and process all of the great – free – stuff on the HBR blogs. That could be my only job… and I would fail.
The IPA’s Fast Strategy app is a new tool. But I’ve used it a couple of times already and am excited about its possibilities. As we have less time and resources to accomplish more, this type of application allows for both smart action and actual traction.