Expand Your Mind No. 11

 
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For us to improve our lives, we have to make a determined effort to learn and take action on the right things that will make us better.

We have to be willing to learn if we’re going to experience any kind of growth or personal development. Besides, learning new things keeps our brains active and healthy and helps preserve our mental functions.

This week's articles hit on thinking outside the box, a hip podcast, and commitment to one's craft.

We hope they are just as expansive for you.


DTC BRANDS EXPAND TO SERVICES

There has been an explosion of new Direct-to-Consumer brand startups that are leveraging platforms like Instagram, Shopify, and Facebook to take bites out of large, old CPG companies.

This article explores how those brands have an opportunity to expand past products into services.

For example, a company that sells you toothbrushes + toothpaste is well-positioned to sell you dental insurance. Realizing that opportunity means big $$$ (and bigger smiles).


A PODCAST ABOUT THE INTERNET

Reply All is an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet, the award-winning narrative podcasting company that aims to help listeners better understand the world and each other.

From Amazon scams to YouTube news and robo-callers... it’s worth the listen.

Disclaimer: PG-13 content + language


THE COSMIC HEALING OF TAME IMPALA

Rolling Stone set this story on fire (pun intended).

This profile chronicles Kevin Parker’s novel approach to creativity. It’s the epitome of thinking outside the box.

Two of his unique methods for finding inspiration include; playing a beat on a loop over and over and over again until an idea arrives and sleeping with beats playing, hoping to wake up with lyrics in mind.

The best creatives are fully committed. When Parker’s home was burning down in the California wildfires, he rushed in to save his bass. What would you save?

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