What do a theoretical physicist, whiteboard paint and Jake Gyllenhaal have in common? Yes, they’re three things that have never been in my kitchen, but more than that they are some of the five things that are rocking my world this week.
1. Idea Paint. Back in December I decided to turn my home office into a better work space. I had a 3×4 whiteboard, but really wanted more space to explore and record ideas. Enter Idea Paint. It’s a fantastic tool that lets you turn any area into a whiteboard surface. (I now have a 7×5 and 3×4 whiteboards on opposite walls of my office.) It’s amazing stuff and very high quality. See it here.
2. Business Model Generation. This brilliant book has my head spinning. It’s not the content, it’s the way it’s presented. Brilliant, concise and well-illustrated. It puts a fresh spin on the subject in such a way that even very experienced biz drones will find it stimulating. Check it out on Amazon here (affiliate link)
3. 7am Wake-ups. I’m letting myself sleep in a bit these days. For the past five years, and especially through the process of writing the book, I’ve (mostly) had a standing 5:25am alarm clock that triggered the start of my work day. As of the past few weeks, I’m allowing myself to get a little extra shuteye and it’s been making a huge difference in my energy and focus.
4. Source Code. My gracious wife let me slip out the other night and see this film and I loved it. It’s rare to find a film that combines some degree of intellectual engagement and exciting, but not over-the-top action. The premise of the film also fits nicely with number five, which is…
5. The Hidden Reality. Brian Greene’s new book posits that there is a high probability that there are nearly identical “earths” elsewhere in the universe with nearly identical Todd’s writing nearly identical blog posts at this very moment. This is not science fiction, but it’s based on mathematical probability that’s in turn based on our latest observations of the remnants of the origins of the universe. What’s more, he also says that there’s a greater degree of probability that we exist within a simulation of a universe and only believe that what we’re experiencing is actually real. Mind blown? Yep. Enjoyable read? Oh yeah. Check it out on Amazon here (affiliate link).
Have a great weekend, all!