The Friday Bag is my way of sharing some of what I find online each week. I save it and then I share it. Enjoy!
Living with Less. A Lot Less. — “Somehow this stuff ended up running my life, or a lot of it; the things I consumed ended up consuming me. My circumstances are unusual (not everyone gets an Internet windfall before turning 30), but my relationship with material things isn t.”
PicMonkey: Photo Editor — I use this every time I use an image on my site. It’s easy to use, and has about a thousand uses. Go check it out!
Two Enemies Discover a Higher Call in Battle — “The pilot glanced outside his cockpit and froze. He blinked hard and looked again, hoping it was just a mirage. But his co-pilot stared at the same horrible vision.” // Any WWII historians out there? You’ll love this story of redemption.
Leaders of Courageous Character. Where are they? — “A true leader is more than someone who stands around telling others what to do expecting everyone to fall in line. Certainly a leader is to be a visionary. But a leader is also expected to be an advocate. A team looks to its leader to show them the way. But they also look to their leader for support.”
Michael Jordan Has Not Left the Building — “Five weeks before his 50th birthday, Michael Jordan sits behind his desk, overlooking a parking garage in downtown Charlotte. The cell phone in front of him buzzes with potential trades and league proposals about placing ads on jerseys. A rival wants his best players and wants to give him nothing in return.”
Bruce Feiler has a radical idea: To deal with the stress of modern family life, go agile. Inspired by agile software programming, Feiler introduces family practices which encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback and accountability. One surprising feature: Kids pick their own punishments.