What I learned last week (#179): sleeping in the street

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A weekly selection of what I was reading, drawing, writing, and doing.

Big week last week. Celebrated a birthday and Father’s Day. Mostly took the week off from the usual stuff but still managed to write and share some stuff.

I learned some useful tips for giving and getting more feedback, a favorite topic of mine recently.

I turned forty-three and had an interesting reaction to the question “if you could be the best at anything in the world, what would you pick?” Read it here.

For my birthday, I received a new pair of my favorite shoes (the Merrell Moab Speed GTX) and celebrated the longevity of my previous pair.

I had a strange dream about a guy sleeping in a busy road and drew what I remember about it. I don’t often remember dreams like this, which is part of what makes it so strange.

We now have a wood-burning stove in our house. It is summer in Scotland but I would still use it if I could.

Spent a lot of time outdoors this week and thought about my Dad’s role in getting me outside as a kid. Thanks again Dad.

I came across this great story about Kurt Vonnegut and a useful reminder that most of us “have enough.

I learned about how Nike lost Steph Curry to Under Armor, a fascinating story with lots of interesting back story about the basketball shoe business.

According to Forbes, Nike accounted for 95.5 percent of the basketball sneaker market in 2014. In short, its grip on the NBA universe is reflective of a corporation claiming Michael Jordan heritage and a $100 billion market cap — all advantages that might explain why Nike’s pitch to Curry evoked something hastily thrown together by a hungover college student.

These 4 illustrations about the value of meetings was a good thought provoker.

Finally, I watched a more-than-normal amount of TV during my little break week. Highlights included watching the movie CODA (so good), finishing the latest Better Call Saul season (one of my favorite series all time) and starting We Own This City (like The Wire, but it actually happened).

Last but not least, check out what I’m up to now.

Comments welcome!

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