Friday Finds – Best of…

Friday Finds – Best of…

Friday Finds – Best of…
 
While some may consider this blistery cold, snowy and gray month the ‘January blues’ – we’re choosing (is there a choice?) to look on the bright side. Lots of snow = more opportunity to spend indoors, where the temperatures are warm, onesies keep you cozy and beverage can range from the hot (hello matcha latte) to room temperature (did someone say Merlot?) ready to dive into some new reading material. As PR professionals, we spend a lot of our time sifting, analyzing and more often than not all-out consuming a variety of content. Our new weekly series, appropriately titled – Friday Finds, will highlight our favourite books, podcasts and articles for your reading and listening pleasure.
 
Cheers to some motivation and inspiration in this week’s first instalment – happy reading.
 
PODCAST
 
NPR – How I Built This with Guy Raz
This has been a long-time favourite, so much so that I went back to re-listen to some of the episodes several times. Not only are the interviewed guests beyond fascinating, but the combination of Guy’s ability to ask the right questions and the tone with which he asks them makes these interviews very much story-like. Oh, and the inspiration factor – gets us every time.
 
ARTICLE
 
Warren Buffett: “Really Successful People Say No To Almost Everything” by Michael Simmons
Yes – another article recommendation on Warren Buffet, and there are many! However, when the first paragraph has the ability to draw you in, you keep reading. There is a lot of talk lately about routines of the successful few – how to emulate them in order to become one of them. And while some may err on the side of extreme (aka 2.5-hour morning routine that doesn’t include a workout), there is a takeaway here that can be applied to all facets of life – the 80/20 rule. Spending 80% of your time on the 20% top priorities = more time + greater success!
 
BOOK
 
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
A deeply insightful look at the evolution of the world, and more importantly mankind written in a context that is both intellectual yet easily accessible thanks to the simpler language used throughout. It’s no surprise that this book, and author – have received countless accolades and recognition for the impact that has resulted from this work. Will have you contemplating life, your current beliefs and your contribution to this world.