It’s August already?!
Why, yes, yes it IS August already, and I’m writing to you from the beautiful Camelback Inn in Arizona, where I’m speaking in person for the first time in over a year (but still masked).
Related to that, for the next few weeks I’m going to be sending out some “minimum viable newsletters:” newsletters that will mostly be a way for you to catch up on any #swipfile articles you may have missed. If you’re new to this newsletter (Hello, Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism!), the #swipefile is my weekly collection of studies, stories, and stuff you can use to make your messages and storytelling stronger.
This week, I recommend reading:
• Most People’s Friendships Fall Into One of Three Categories (because, you know, you’ll want to know what kinds of friendships YOU build)
• Creative Thinking in both Science and the Arts Is Not for the Faint of Heart (because you may need some reassurance that you’re doing the important work and/or you could use one of the multiple examples of late or posthumous recognition of someone’s brilliance
And because it seemed to ruffle a few feathers (mostly of my Philadelphian friends, not coincidentally):
• Bullets and Bigots: Remembering Philadelphia’s 1844 Anti-Catholic Riots (because it’s a story I never knew, and I have a deep love for Philadelphia’s longstanding scrappiness)
I’ll get back to the meaty stuff in September when my kids are back in school, I’m back off of the road for a bit, and I finally have my video studio set up in the new apartment.
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