Good Friday Reads: August 5, 2011

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In an effort to provide my ever-growing army of followers (okay ... perhaps a slight exaggeration) with more content, I will attempt to post a weekly Friday round-up of some good reads from the past seven days. In general, they will be related to the theme of the blog -- communicating well, doing good in the world, and the intersection of the two -- but from time to time, I will also include other fun reads that simply resonate with me (and I hope with you). Feedback is always welcome. Thanks!  

1) Taking a Risk Is Not Immoral, by Dan Pallotta / A great read about the double standard society has with risk-taking.

"If an organization cannot take risks with donor funds in pursuit of brilliant ideas for increasing the size and scale of the organization and its revenues, then it cannot grow at any meaningful level."

2) Living Very, Very Narrowly, by Robert Krulwich / Check out what could be the narrowest human living space EVER.

"...a trip from bed to toilet will require crawling down the mattress, over a chair, down a ladder and then sideways through the dining and kitchen area. Opening a refrigerator will require stepping into a different room, but hey, some people might find this charming."

3) MOVE, Rick Mereki / Not a read ... a watch. This is one of the cooler videos I've seen in a while. Reminds me of the video with that guy who dances a crazy jig in exotic locales around the world.

"3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films....."