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Link Worthy // six

[A compilation of interesting and useful links.]

// Patagonia might want to consider a new marketing campaign (and hire Kathleen Founds). Patagonia for the practical-minded.

// From Austin Kleon: Why you need an editor. And a bliss station.

// How to become a ‘superager’—you know, how to age gracefully. It’s all about strenuous exercise and mental activity. The kind that makes you not want to do it, but you do it anyway.

// Happiness is fleeting. Pursue meaning instead. Timeless advice.

// I am partial to the Oxford comma. Punctuations matters.

// The most beautiful library in every state. Road trip!

// From Bernadette Jiwa, how to communicate value beyond describing features and benefits, and what are you in a hurry to do?

// Also, I felt like Bernadette validated my tagline, Say It Like You Mean It, when she wrote this.

// This is art. A piece on the unfolding of a fiction writing. (What writers really do when they write.)

// “‘The hard part of standing on an exponential curve is: When you look backwards, it looks flat, and when you look forward, it looks vertical,’ he told me. ‘And it’s very hard to calibrate how much you are moving because it always looks the same.’”
—Elon Musk to Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator

// Do you have a story to share or want to hear good stories told by others?

// What I learned from 100 days of rejection by Jia Jiang.

// What we look like when faced with a deadline.

// The power of an hourly beep.

// “The purpose of being a serious writer is not to express oneself, and it is not to make something beautiful, though one might do those things anyway. Those things are beside the point. The purpose of being a serious writer is to keep people from despair. If you keep that in mind always, the wish to make something beautiful or smart looks slight and vain in comparison. If people read your work and, as a result, choose life, then you are doing your job.”
—Sarah Manguso (via Austin Kleon)

// A long and extremely satisfying read about how to do nothing.

// You don’t think of new ideas, you find them. Phenomenal.

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