Link round-up (October 2021)

Yak Shaving: On Doing the Work Before the Work by Jason Lengstorf a useful exploration of the value of investing time/energy upfront to make things more efficient later on.

Why Everyone is Giving Unsolicited Advice by Tressie McMillan Cottom explores the relationship between advice and small talk. By the end I was wondering whether when we feel ourselves drawn towards offering some unsolicited advice we may catch ourselves and instead ask a question.

Leveling the Playing Field: Sports Metaphors at Work by Anita Schillhorn van Veen is more about metaphors in general, and how they include or exclude, than it is specifically about sports metaphors. It’s an enlightening read (via University of Winds).

Why the Constant Need to Document Our Lives Online? by Dino Bansigan is a reflection on what draws us to share so much of our lives with strangers on the internet. There are questions here that I’ve been asking myself more and more recently.

Burners, Pollution, Control and Privacy by a Thousand Cuts by Anil Dash explores the use of burner emails as a tool to fight against online tracking and surveillance (via Sentiers).

Not Every End is a Goal (On Midlife Malaise) by Ed Batista offers some suggestions for addressing restlessness and disenchantment.

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I am a coach and facilitator helping people to pause, reflect and make conscious choices about what comes next. In my writing I explore themes of personal development, reflective practice and what it means to live well.