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Advent in St Petersburg

The first LWF advent hymn of the season is in Finnish and comes from Russia. Beautiful.

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Blank for Advent

Inspired by Shawn Blanc who was inspired by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky I’m going blank during advent. After all this should be a time of reflection and preparation. Being deliberate about that helps.

What is going blank for advent you ask? It’s leaving the home screen on your smart phone intentionally blank to reclaim time and improve focus.

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Zwingli’s church

The Grossmünster church in Zürich is one of the landmarks of the city. It was integral to the reformation in the German speaking part of Switzerland, which was led by reformer Huldrych Zwingli.

Legend has it that Charlesmagne found the graves of Felix and Regula, patron saints of the city, and had the church built there. Is it true? Maybe. Is it a good story? Yes.

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Which is more respected, TV or bicycle? It depends on the audience

When Dutch bicycle manufacturer Vanmoff put a drawing of a TV on the boxes used to ship their bikes to the US shipping damages dropped by 70-80%. True story.

This is a good example of how communication can change behaviour.

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Leadership lessons x7

Claire Lew shares seven leadership lessons on Signal vs. Noise. The first is to stop doing what you’re good at (unless that is leadership, of course).