Patagonia is one of my most admired companies. And interviews with any of their employees are always such a great inspiration and also a relieve - in times when every other manager interview is all about driving performance, no matter what. This one with Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy at Patagonia (I mean this title... yes!), is no difference. For more insights into how to build a successful company based on responsibility - read on. (via Offscreen Dispatch)
I found this piece of information very interesting: investing your money in sustainable funds is the No.1 mean to foster climate change. I'm going to dig a bit more into this and see how I can adjust my investment strategy accordingly. Also, the rest of the list is similar amazing: not trashing your food and educating girls helps so much more than installing solar panels.
I really enjoyed the message of The NY Times Smarter Living Monday newsletter:
"If an opportunity inspires genuine excitement in you — whether it’s at work, in your personal life or anywhere else — then dive in 100 percent and don’t look back. But if that spark isn’t there, even if you’re pretty excited about it, it’s a no. The binary here is a little dramatic, sure, but the lesson is crucial: If you don’t love it, don’t do it."
Beyond the love for your friends, family, partners, pets and co, which you can cherish commercially today or not, I truly believe that it starts with caring for yourself first. And - heyho super romantico - by making sure your finances are in check! I love this little tool to play around with your investments of today for future yields.
You are not your resume. You are the trail you've left behind, the people you've influenced, the work you've done.
How to better start the year with a little inspiration from the School of Life. I enjoyed this short video a lot.
I've been struck by Sarah Kirsten's purity in wearable design. She lives on a small farm in Iowa, where she sews her own clothes and takes beautifully calming pictures of them. Her philosophy is simple: no patterns, no printing, no taping. "You just need a measuring tape, scissors, pencil, sewing machine, beautiful fabric, thread, and occasional accessories like zippers and buttons. " You can download the instructions for little money on her website, choose your own fabric and (let) sew your own piece. (found via Windward Made)
The editorial team at tbd. put together a comprehensive article what this blockchain technology is all about. And how it can be used to do good. Recommend reading!