✱ 5ives 014 / by Evan Troxel

1. Why You Hate Work

For most of us, in short, work is a depleting, dispiriting experience, and in some obvious ways, it’s getting worse.

We often ask senior leaders a simple question: If your employees feel more energized, valued, focused and purposeful, do they perform better? Not surprisingly, the answer is almost always “Yes.” Next we ask, “So how much do you invest in meeting those needs?” An uncomfortable silence typically ensues.

2. Frank Lloyd Wright Tried to Solve The City

Frank Lloyd Wright hated cities. He thought that they were cramped and crowded, stupidly designed, or, more often, built without any sense of design at all. He once wrote, “To look at the plan of a great City is to look at something like the cross-section of a fibrous tumor.” Wright was always looking for a way to cure the cancer of the city.

3. 10 Things to Learn From This Year's Best Graduation Speech

Sure, you could have a politician, an entertainer, or some other big name give the graduation speech at your college. But can you beat the advice you'd get from the Navy SEAL who commanded the raid that got bin Laden?

4. Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work

"The best songs to me — my best songs — are songs which were written very quickly. Yeah, very, very quickly. Just about as much time as it takes to write it down is about as long as it takes to write it."

5. The Bidding for the 2022 Olympics is a Disaster Because Everyone Figured Out That Hosting is a Total Waste

Bidding on the Olympics has been justified for years by one big economic lie: investing in hosting Olympic Games will lead to long-term economic growth.
It doesn't.


And a quote for the weekend:

"Be brave enough to live creatively. 

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. 

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. 

You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. 

What you will discover will be wonderful; yourself."

--Alan Alda


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