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Did you know…

… that today is Million Dollar Quartet Day? In 1956, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash had an impromptu jam session together. The recording was first released in Europe in 1981 as The Million Dollar Quartet with 17 tracks. A few years later more tracks were discovered and released as The Complete Million Dollar Session. In 1990, the recordings were released in the United States as Elvis Presley: The Million Dollar Quartet.


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Live to create love, art, music, peace and poetry. Bring to the world what no one else has and find passion in it.”

— Robert Tew


“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
– Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Aeon Magazine Newsletter

 Thursday 3 December 2020 
BiologyEssayIs the Earth an organism?The Gaia hypothesis states that our biosphere is evolving. Once sceptical, some prominent biologists are beginning to agreeby W Ford Doolittle
Hallucinations/delusionsIdeaIt’s not necessarily deluded to feel in control when you’re notby Daniel Yon
PhysicsVideoHow science finally caught up with Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves13 minutes

Why Mount Rainier May Be the Most Dangerous U.S. Volcano


Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Illinois Day? Illinois became the 21st state in the United States on this day in 1818. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub. Happy birthday, Illinois!


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Confidence is not ‘They will like me.’ Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.'”

— Author Unknown


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1A metal or plastic tube fixed tightly round each end of a shoelace.
Examples of Aglet in a sentence “The company recreated historical shoes to the most minute of details, right down to the color of the aglet.” “Dash was delighted to discover a colorful array of aglets he could use to switch up the shoelaces.”

Seth Godin’s Newsletter

Generalizations work (until they don’t)

Unlike natural phenomena like orbiting planets or geologic formations, there are no consistent and perfect laws of human behavior.

If we’re talking about groups of people, if we’re teaching, leading or trying to predict future behavior (all three are related) then we’re making a generalization.

And perhaps we don’t realize it, or aren’t clear that we are.

“In general, in many settings, most kindergarten kids have trouble getting through a long day without a nap.”

That’s not quite the same as, “all kids need a nap.”

Useful generalizations are essential to productive interventions and generous leadership.

Without generalizations, it’s almost impossible to begin to serve people.

And there lies the trap. If we stick with them too long, or insist that they are absolute, or fail to seek out the exceptions that all generalizations have, then we end up excluding or ignoring people who need to be seen. Which betrays all the work we set out to do.

We begin with a market or an audience, but we ultimately serve the individual.

International Day of Banks – 4 December

International Day of Banks – 4 December

Bank Day Content Marketing Ideas

This day is celebrated to recognize the role of multilateral development banks and the role of banking systems in contributing to the improvement of the standard of living.

Content marketing ideas

  • Listicle idea: What are the safest banks to keep your savings in?
  • Infographic idea: X Things you need to keep in mind when applying for a loan
  • Video idea: How do banks make money?
  • Podcast idea: What should you look for when opening a bank account?

Brand campaign that worked

This ad by The Royal bank of Scotland shows the journey of £10 and the joy it brings to a variety of people.