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Sounds of Spotify – August 2014

August’s playlist from my Spotify hugging.

Notable mentions to Icona Pop for brightening even the dullest mornings, the Churches remix of Hurricane, and the discovery of Echosmith.

The highlight of the month though was this little love-in with the “amazingly talented and no doubt going to be massive” Ryn Weaver (I think the rule is.. if you’re collaborating with Passion Pit, you’re going to do well), Kate Boy and me:

I’m heading to see Kate Boy live at XOYO in November. Super excited.

Pixar’s rules of storytelling…

… are useful beyond storytelling.

#7: Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.

This is simply powerful in life and work.

It’s prototyping.
It’s ambition.
It’s destiny.

It connects to the brilliant thinking (or rather doing) that I see in businesses which inspire me like Undercurrent who turn strategy on its head, and start with execution and ideas.

Ideas are brilliant because they’re intuitive, and humans are intuitive. And if you play enough with ideas, you’ll find brilliant strategic connections without even looking.

So starting at the end or the outcome isn’t such a crazy thing to do.