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Commonplace Reading - Issue #18

Yesterday was "back to school" day for both my daughter — entering year one at the local primary — an
Commonplace Reading - Issue #18
By Adam Tinworth • Issue #18 • View online
Yesterday was “back to school” day for both my daughter — entering year one at the local primary — and myself. I’ve worked very little over August, as I’ve picked up the majority of the summer holidays childcare. So, I get my own “back to work” feeling, and I’m busy catching up. And one of the things I’m catching up on is this e-mail. 
For those who are new here, Commonplace Reading is a irregular digest of interesting things I’ve found on the internet – these are the ideas that are informing my thinking right now. It’s basically a recommended reading digest, with some commentary, a bit like an old-fashioned link blog, but delivered via e-mail. 
I’m hoping to get back on a weekly schedule – and if I do, you’ll see an evolution of the newsletter. I’m trying to restructure the way I work so I write more in the mornings, and read and do admin in the afternoons and evenings, and that seems to be making me more productive. 
Amazing how a little perspective — a month of minimal work — can give you insights into what you’re doing wrong.
Anyway, on with the linkage. 

If you read nothing else…
We need to talk about optimism.
The business of news
Julian Assange, a Man Without a Country
Mic’s drop
Why do so many people want Medium’s membership model to fail?
Trump has been making ominous threats his whole life
Working life
How work changed to make us all passionate quitters
A great tool
Unsplash
Just Cool
A Secret Work Studio Suspended Below a Highway Overpass
How They Nearly Destroyed Covent Garden
Watch
Jim Carrey: I Needed Color on Vimeo
Jim Carrey: I Needed Color on Vimeo
This video has been doing the rounds over the summer, but I only just got around to watching it. A fascinating look into a very different side of a celebrity. 
If this is what I look like AFTER a long break, imagine what I looked like before it…
If this is what I look like AFTER a long break, imagine what I looked like before it…
Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed it.
I’ll be back next week, but between now and then, you can find me on Twitter, on Facebook, and on my good old fashioned blog
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