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Weekend Reading, March 16, 2013

Below are some links to stuff I found interesting this week:

A fun 2-minute video that, if you like dogs, will put a smile on your face.  What happens when engineers own dogs?

Urban Sketchers shared with us the travel hobby of industrial designer Mike Daikubara, who sketches the hotel rooms he stays in while traveling. His sketches are well done, and his process is documented.  Even if you don’t draw this would be a fun project with a camera.  Do you do something like this to document your travels?

Brain Pickings alerts us to a collection of 100 images sent into orbit on the Echostar XVI satellite.There is a quote from the book that provides some of artist Trevor Paglen’s thoughts on the future fate of life on earth.  If you like thinking about the future – 4 billion years into the future – and our place in the universe, you’ll enjoy this piece.

Did something above spark an interest or thought? If so, I’d love to hear from you.

Have a great weekend!

Books lined up on a shelf

Weekend Reading

This is the first Saturday morning post of a few links that I found interesting during the week.  I hope that you find them interesting as well.

Flickr Comments has some great pictures of dogs in his post, Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think.  There’s also a link to the Brainpickings site (a wonderful site if you’ve never been there) reviewing the book, The Genius of Dogs. How much do you learn from your relationship with dogs?

The Rise of the Artist is an interesting read regarding the future of leadership.  The author believes that right-brained, creative people, will be the leaders of the future.  I’d argue that whole-brained thinkers are best suited for leadership.

The Predawn Runner has a great post on goals vs. purpose, highlighting how runners can often become their own worst enemies in achieving their purpose.  Even if you’re not a runner, it’s a good read on the relationship between goals and purpose.

On the site Letters of Note, the 1980 letter sent to Francis Ford Coppola by a school librarian requesting that S.E. Hinton’s book, The Outsiders, be adapted for film and the series of letters that resulted are available for review.  This inspirational post demonstrates that we all have a voice and that we need to speak up – sometimes we get, or can make happen, what we want.

Did something above spark an interest or thought? If so, I’d love to hear from you.

Have a great weekend!