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12 things you should know about tech, an idea for cutting down on meetings, and the future of content...

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Hi Friends-

Some notes on what I've been reading, watching, and listening to this past week:

I love the concept of “core hours.” On this week’s Hurry Slowly pod, I chat with women-in-the-workplace advocate Tami Forman about the gender biases built into how we track employee performance and a dead-simple concept called “core hours” that gives everyone in the office more flexibility and cuts down on meetings.

12 things everyone should know about tech. An urgent read from the wonderful Anil Dash: “Tech isn’t neutral… When software encourages us to take photos that are square instead of rectangular, or to put an always-on microphone in our living rooms, or to be reachable by our bosses at any moment, it changes our behaviors, and it changes our lives.”

The art of enjoying the burn. A thoughtful piece from David Cain about savoring the feeling of pushing outside your comfort zone: “If you’re going to be making progress, you’re going to be feeling a burn. So you might as well come to it willingly, embracing it as the intense feeling of making long-term gains, rather than a punishing side-effect we want to feel as little of as possible.”

There is no attention without details. In an interview with the wonderful CreativeMornings crew, I talk about the importance of getting obsessed with details, why “context” is the future of content, and how I track my ideas: “I strongly believe that the amount of love and care you put into a project is always apparent. Even if people are not conscious of it, they can sense when you have paid attention to every little detail.”

+ You should really look at your Facebook third-party app settings.

+ An 8-hour album designed to be listened to while you sleep.

+ The copy is the original.

+ Keep in touch.
 
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The fun cat illustrations are from: Jack Teagle, who's based in the UK.

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Hi, I'm Jocelyn, the human behind this newsletter. I host the Hurry Slowly podcast — a new show about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient by slowing down — write books that will help you reclaim your time, and give uncommonly useful talks.
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