Riding Giants, Argue More, Carry A Notebook

Riding Giants

This is a really cool documentary looking at the history of surfing and how they began surfing giant waves. [Link]

Argue More

Sometimes we need to argue more to get creative juices flowing.  Check out this article from the NYT.

“The skill to get hot without getting mad — to have a good argument that doesn’t become personal — is critical in life. But it’s one that few parents teach to their children. We want to give kids a stable home, so we stop siblings from quarreling and we have our own arguments behind closed doors. Yet if kids never get exposed to disagreement, we’ll end up limiting their creativity.”

Why You Should Carry a Notebook

This is a great article talking through the benefits of jotting down any and every idea you have.

“I use a tiny Moleskine as my idea notebook. I jot down every business idea, prospect idea, project idea, potential blog post, poem, art or social project, whatever. Every single thing I’ve done in the last four years can be traced to one of my notebooks.”