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Howdy friend,

Last week I launched the new Build Your Bridge site. My favorite improvements are the new writing section and updated Friday Finds archives. If you haven't visited, please check it out when you have a minute.

I hope you enjoy the resources and articles below and have a restful weekend.

High fives,

Matt Downey
@buildyourbridge

Human first, designer second

"When design and life become too complex, I have a tendency to simplify. Simplifying allows me, a human being, to enjoy the act of designing more."

The delightful history of fruit stickers, the world's tiniest canvases for graphic design

A new exhibition celebrates the grocery-store gems, which have been around for almost a century.

Huemint: An AI color palette generator

Huemint uses machine learning to create unique color schemes for your brand, website, or graphic.

Why Big Tech is losing talent to crypto and web3 projects

The driver is a combination of incumbent big tech, ideology, exciting tech, and incentive models never seen before.

FTX pledges up to $1billion for philanthropic fund to "improve humanity"

The new fund will invest in nonprofit and for-profit projects — with a focus on AI and "reducing catastrophic biorisk," among other areas.

To save independent journalism, media must embrace web3 innovation

As the innovation budgets for Big Tech platforms and content giants like Meta, Alphabet, Microsoft, Disney, and Netflix have soared amid the ascent of web3 and metaverse, news media is currently hibernating when it comes to innovation.

The Not-To-Do List

An oldie, but goodie from Tim Ferriss' blog featuring nine habits to stop right now.

Difficult problems

"Seeking out difficult problems is far more effective than avoiding them."

Delayed gratification is the key to success

"The more work you are willing to do right now for rewards 3 months, a year, or 10 years from now the better off you will be." A great Twitter thread from Nick Huber.

Friday Finds #12

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Build Your Bridge is from Matt Downey — a creator helping other creators productize their services, build value through reputation, and generate self-sustaining income.

This week's featured NFT project is Degen Toonz.

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