Shared: How To Overcome Procrastination

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How To Overcome Procrastination by Stuart Langfield:


We sift through the world of science, studies, data and theories to uncover what we know about procrastination and to find out if it’s possible to conjure a cure.

Made at Shopify Studio.

Credits:
Director – Stuart Langfield
Writer & Producer – Marco Patricio
Editor & Motion Graphics – Jen Mackie
Cinematography – Matthew Wiebe
Score – Jim Guthrie
Sound – Marco Patricio

Liked on YouTube: The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (From “Yellow Submarine”)

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Revolver with the digital release of the video for “Eleanor Rigby” – revisit the album now: http://smarturl.it/thebeatlesrevolver

Released as a double A-side with the song “Yellow Submarine in August 1966, Eleanor Rigby marked a giant leap forward in the way that The Beatles thought about their art, following their exploration of new and more complex musical ideas such as “Day Tripper” and “Paperback Writer”. Written and performed by Paul McCartney as part of the Revolver sessions, this features a string composition from George Martin that helped to change the way that people considered “pop music”.

The film is a sequence originally used in the movie Yellow Submarine”, released in July 1968. With it’s surreal, ground-breaking visuals it both brought a new concept of creating a visual video to accompany a song and also ushered in a new style of animation which helped to inspire Terry Gilliam’s animations for the TV comedy series, Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Music video by The Beatles performing Eleanor Rigby. (C) 2015 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group) / Apple Corps Ltd. / Subafilms Ltd

http://vevo.ly/K3B72b

via The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (From “Yellow Submarine”)

Function (and the dysfunctional organization)

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Here’s how you end up with a bully in a position of authority at an organization:

Someone points out that the bully is a real problem. And the boss says, "I know he’s a bully, but he’s really productive and we can’t afford to replace him."

And here’s how you end up with a naysayer, or a toxic co-worker:

Someone points out that people are afraid to work with this person. And the boss says, "I know, but we really need her expertise."

And, person by person, trait by trait, we build a broken organization because we believe that function trumps cooperation, inspiration and care.

Until it doesn’t, and then, all we’ve got left is a mess.

The negative people who do nothing functional are an easy decision. It’s the little compromises around people who seem to add value that corrupt what we seek to create.

Build a team of people who work together, who care and who learn and you’ll end up with the organization you deserve. Build the opposite and you also get what you deserve.

Function is never an excuse for a dysfunctional organization, because we get the organization we compromise for.

via Seth’s Blog

Shared: Lost in Light

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Lost in Light by Sriram Murali:


Lost in Light, a short film on how light pollution affects the view of the night skies. Shot mostly in California, the movie shows how the view gets progressively better as you move away from the lights. Finding locations to shoot at every level of light pollution was a challenge and getting to the darkest skies with no light pollution was a journey in itself. Here’s why I think we should care more.

The night skies remind us of our place in the Universe. Imagine if we lived under skies full of stars. That reminder we are a tiny part of this cosmos, the awe and a special connection with this remarkable world would make us much better beings – more thoughtful, inquisitive, empathetic, kind and caring. Imagine kids growing up passionate about astronomy looking for answers and how advanced humankind would be, how connected and caring we’d feel with one another, how noble and adventurous we’d be. How compassionate with fellow species on Earth and how one with Nature we’d feel. Imagine a world where happiness of the soul is more beautiful. Ah, I feel so close to inner peace. I can only wonder how my and millions of other lives would have changed.

But in reality, most of us live under heavily light polluted skies and some have never even seen the Milky Way. We take the skies for granted and are rather lost in our busy lives without much care for the view of the stars.

How does light pollution affect the night skies and quite possibly our lives?

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Music – A Thousand Years by David A. Molina(musicbed.com)