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Howdy friend,

Without a doubt, one of the week's best resources below comes from Jesse Pujji about the ups and downs of creating something of your own.

The Twitter thread contains 21 lessons learned, but his first is my favorite (and I think most important): Bias to action always WINS.

Last week's email contained a similar theme, where I wrote about having a "do it and then it's done" mentality. This is the same idea — just start. You can always do a post mortem on the decision afterward, but planting your flag in the sand and moving forward with an idea (for better or worse) is almost always better than overanalyzing, or worse, doing nothing.

There are some gems in the thread — I hope you enjoy reading through it (and the other resources) this weekend.

High fives,

Matt Downey
@buildyourbridge

Frame 2021: Design by the numbers

Figma examines their users' shift from physical to digital-only work and how it changed the way they design and collaborate.

A look back on 70 Years of IKEA interiors

Going all the way back to the 1950s, the HouseholdQuotes team produced realistic renderings for each era, showcasing the most iconic furniture from each decade.

A broken hand helps a lettering artist break new ground

A firsthand account of learning to live—and create—with one's non-dominant hand.

Nike acquires RTFKT

Nike enters the web3 space by buying RTFKT — a company that has leveraged game engines, NFTs, blockchain authentication, and augmented reality to create one of a kind virtual products and experiences.

U.S. group eyes English soccer club, saying crypto and NFTs can change the game

Backed by cryptocurrency and with familiar elements of both “Moneyball” and “Ted Lasso,” a group of American investors says it plans to purchase an English soccer team and rely on advanced analytics and NFTs to create a new model of sports team ownership.

How Coinbase thinks about the Metaverse

"The future of the internet: A massively-scaled, persistent, interactive, and interoperable real-time platform comprised of interconnected virtual worlds where people can socialize, work, transact, play, and create."

Dear Beginner

No matter what stage you are in the creative game, this quote from Ira Glass is worth noting. "You've just gotta fight your way through."

Being an entrepreneur for the first time is painful...

A Twitter thread of 21 lessons Jesse Pujji wish he knew sooner as an entrepreneur. A helpful cheat sheet to keep in your back pocket when things get overwhelming.

Walt Whitman on Beethoven and music as the profoundest expression of nature

Music has always inspired me and is a huge part of my creative process. Some great insight and perspective from Walt Whitman on the very essence of music's power.

Friday Finds #4

@buildyourbridge

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 Invisible Friends.

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