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We all suffer from a profound case of “Idea Surplus Disorder” at Filament — and we think that’s a good thing. Here are some of those ideas we’d like to share with you.



Monday Morning Meeting #11

Happy Monday!  We're ready for another great meeting to kick off our week.  How about you?

The Idea: I couldn't agree more with Austin Kleon that a notebook is the perfect place to have bad ideas:

Spend some time with it every day. Fill it with your bad thoughts, your bad ideas. Tell it all the things you shouldn’t tell Twitter. It won’t judge you, troll you, or talk back to you. It won’t spy on you, ping you, or notify you. When you’re done with it, you can burn it for heat, or you can save it for your children, so they know what it was like.

The Video:  Every Best Cinematography Winner Ever


The Quote:  “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”  – Dalai Lama XIV

The Book:  Humility is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Intelligence in the Smart Machine Age by Edward Hess:


"We will not flourish along with smart machines by ourselves. It is going to be an otherness game. It is not going to be a competitive game. It’s going to be a collaboration game. New Smart is a new way of thinking, to define yourself not by what [you] know or how much [you] know, but by the quality of [your] thinking, listening, relating and collaborating." Link to Interview