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A Fresh Agenda taps the knowledge of innovators and entrepreneurs who tell us how they create on the cutting edge of their industries. We all need a side hustle or an experimental playground to test our theories and this is mine. However, it is also a chance to find out how, through the distractions of life, innovators get at their most creative work.   AFA is a tap on the shoulder, a refocusing on the most imaginative part of you. The world needs your deep work!

Jonathan Robinette M.Ed., warns of the unintended consequences of tech in the classroom in a recent article titled: 

Techno Trojan Horse

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/techno-trojan-horse-jonathan-robinette-m-ed?trk=prof-post

 

 

Thought for the Week:


“The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy.  As a consequence, the few who cultivate the skill and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive.” 

-Cal Newport

Books to Inspire

  1. Hustle – Jesse Warren Tevelow
  2. How Will You Measure Your Life – James Allworth Clayton
  3. Stretch – Scott Sonenshein
  4. On Writing: A Memoir on The Craft – Stephen King
  5. Get it Done – Sam Bennett
  6. Pivot – Jenny Blake
  7. Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek
  8. The One Thing – Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
  9. You Are Now Less Dumb – David McRaney
  10. Deep Work – Cal Newport
  11. Mojo – Marshall Goldsmith

 

 

 

Creative Exercise:

Need inspiration? Our brains were designed to solve problems and create solutions by being outside, traveling 1.8 MPH. That is an evolutionary fact. Take a short walk with me on the top of Whistler Mountain and see what the expanse inspires in you.