Weekly Dispatch – Intersections

Weekly Digest - Intersections of Kindness

 

I like intersections—both the literal and metaphorical kinds. At physical intersections, we slow down and come in contact with other people. These are often the times when I make eye contact with someone, or say “Hello.” And all the other types of intersections—intersections of ideas, of conversations, of hearts—oh yeah, I really dig these spaces. Here are some links to interesting articles and essays that touch on intersectionality.

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I dig interdisciplinarity—academic jargon for applying several different disciplines (or frameworks) to understand a specific topic. In fact, I’m working on my master’s in a department of interdisciplinary studies. This article captures how interdisciplinarity is useful to anyone – How to inspire interdisciplinarity: lessons from the collegiate system

I plan to share more of the research I’m doing for my thesis here on my blog (about the ways that accelerators provide social capital to tech entrepreneurs) and this presentation has some good “whys” about sharing research. Actually, these are good ideas in general about writing publicly. – Using your blog as a research journal

#6 is fun (and unusual!) – 10 Way to Infuse Your Work With Your Personality

I’m setting some goals around deep work / deliberate practice, particularly as deep work relates to my thesis research. I’ve also been pondering how I can build in deep work to the partnerships work I do at Techstars. It’s a huge, work-in-progress topic that I want to explore in another blog post. I dig this no-nonsense, “elbow up” approach to deep work, which could apply to anyone wanting to improve what they do – How Experts Practice Better Than the Rest

An incredible essay on kindness. “That moment was the first time I can remember feeling the desire to help someone and then doing nothing.” – On Kindness

And this is some good ear candy:

 

Photo cred: Sylwia Bartyzel