- Effect: A high amount of close-up eye contact can create anxiety.
- Solution: Don’t use full screen mode. Make people smaller.
- Effect: Videos create more taxing cognitive work.
- Solution: Turn some of your meetings into audio only.
Have you re-financed your mortgage? There are still 13 million Americans who are eligible to refinance. This is an obvious way to save some cash every month. Even though rates are increasing, they’re still low on a historical basis. Don’t miss the boathouse.
Want to get more done? Make a list. Check out the classic Listful Thinking by Paula Rizzo, an Emmy award winning TV producer. What do Madonna, Martha Stewart, John Lennon, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Johnny Cash have in common? Each is (or was) a list maker. In this book, Rizzo walks through how to make a list and drive tasks towards execution.
Heart Awakening is the new soothing, peaceful guitar single (from an EP with the same name) from Shambhu, who is an acclaimed artist. Shambhu’s performance on my Quarantine Concert Series was one of my favorites. I like listening to his music as I write and walk in ovals outside. His music puts me in a serene state of mind, and it may help you find tranquility.
Crip Camp (Netflix) is an eye opening documentary about a group of teenagers who went on to build the disability rights movement. The film is Executive Produced by President Obama and Michelle Obama. It’s nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary. Here’s my interview with directors Nicole Newnham & Jim Lebrecht.
— Kabir Sehgal (@kabirsehgal) March 28, 2021