If you’re at all interested in the science and psychology of motivation, chances are you’ve read Daniel Pink’s bestseller Drive. In it, he argues that three simple things propel us: autonomy (wanting to direct our own lives), mastery (wanting to be good at something) and purpose (wanting to make a difference).
You can’t talk about tech legends without including Nolan Bushnell. Best known for founding Atari, Nolan has several other companies in his decades-strong portfolio. A self-described “serial entrepreneur,” his projects include Etak, the first car navigation system; Androbot, maker of personal robotics; and ByVideo, an online ordering system. Nolan’s current focus is Brainrush, an online education platform that uses fast-paced games to teach subjects such as vocabulary, maths and science. We caught up with the pioneer to talk about workspaces, audiobooks, sleep routines and more.
“I recommend everyone either fix your job or quit it.” No one is better suited to dish out this wisdom than Brian Lam. In 2011, after running the show at our sister site Gizmodo for five years, Brian started The Wirecutter. It’s not a blog, and it’s not a news site — it’s simply a guide to the world’s best gadgets.
Cartoon Network’s Regular Show follows the adventures of Mordecai, a witty blue jay, and Rigsby, a hyperactive racoon, as they try to escape their boring day jobs. The brainchild of J.G. Quintel (who’s also the voice of Mordecai), Regular Show’s wonderfully bizarre animation and over-the-top plot-lines have earned widespread critical acclaim, gained a legion of fans and even snagged an Emmy award.
It’s hard to go online without seeing a product or project Tina Roth Eisenberg has had a hand in. Your friend Instagrammed an arm full of temporary Tattly ink? Tina. A colleague checked into the coworking space Studiomates? Tina. You discovered an incredibly cool new artist on the design blog Swissmiss? Tina.
We spent last week learning all about coffee with some help our friends from Tonx, the US fresh roast subscription service. We covered everything from why you should care about quality coffee and how to pick the best beans to the nitty gritty of gear selection and the best resources to tackle a coffee hobby head on. Here’s the complete guide in all its glory.