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Howdy friend,

This week, I watched Peter Jackson's documentary about The Beatles. As a creator (and wanna-be musician), watching their song-writing process has been fascinating — the real-time creative collaboration is genuinely something to be admired.

I guess the stars were aligned because I also stumbled upon this article by Brad Frost highlighting what The Beatles can teach us about the creative process.

I'd recommend you give both the article and documentary a chance — I think you'll find something to nourish your creativity in each.

High fives,

Matt Downey
@buildyourbridge

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Bored Apes NFT startup Yuga Labs raises seed round at monster $4B valuation

The $450 millon round is led by industry titan Andreessen Horowitz.

Web3 salaries soar to $750,000 for rank-and-file devs

“Regardless if you like it or not, web3 is easily 2x to 5x what Silicon Valley pays,” tweeted Peter Levels, founder of Nomad List. The pay can be astronomical, but there could be a catch as many projects jack up comp with token incentives. Either way, it's hard to ignore.

Success is blind

The near-term and long-term results of our actions are unknowable. Even if you act consistently, a known process for forming habits, the exact strength and timing of the habit can't be known.

What The Beatles can teach us about the creative process

In this article, Brad Frost shares five creative lessons learned from watching The Beatles', Get Back.

How Ikea tricks you into buying more stuff

The home furnishings giant enlists a maze-like layout, cheap food, and crafty psychology to get you to fill up your cart. Take some of these lessons and apply them to your own digital business — the results could be interesting.

Friday Finds #15

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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 Dented Feels.

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