I finally got around to editing my skydiving video from our company meetup in San Diego last month. Most exhilarating experience of my life and I’d love to go again sometime.
Also, it’s pretty stellar to work somewhere that you can go sky diving with a dozen co-workers. Makes go-karting seem pretty tame in comparison.
A First Look at BankSimple. This was posted back in September but I just got a chance to really watch it. Beyond the sexy interface the message is tremendous. “We shouldn’t be doing math in front of the computer. The computer ought to be doing math for us.” That’s the kind of bank I’d like to have.
Leading by Omission. A talk about management and what’s wrong with taking a traditional business approach by Ricardo Semler. The beginning has some wonderful examples of industry malaise and lack of innovative problem solving.
Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex. Great TED talk about the power of trial and error. The bit about schools and politicians toward the end is right on.
Insane video of Ueli Steck climbing the north face of Eiger in under 3 hours. When I worked in Yosemite I remember talking to guys next door at the mountain shop about people speed climbing El Capitan. (via Kottke)
This is a beautiful and moving talk by Merlin Mann at this year’s Webstock. (via Swiss Miss)
Fascinating video from Scott Berkun on how to write 1000 words.
It’s great to see how an essay changes form over the course of drafts.
A short video produced by IDEO on the future of the book. The first prototype is the most interesting to me.