Friday Inspiration, Vol. 131

“I’ve never done anything that has that kind of resonance or effect. Things become iconic for reasons you don’t know. It’s not intellectual or emotional.”
—Milton Glaser, creator of the I Heart NY symbol (video)

Seth Godin: There’s no such thing as writer’s block. (podcast)

The ultimate belay test

“Three neurosurgeons from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India have revisited how Michael Jackson achieved the 45-degree lean while keeping his spine straight, not just on video, but in live performances around the world.”

Safety Third, the new podcast from Duct Tape Then Beer, is going to be good.

We need an internet of unmonetizable enthusiasms

“There’s a difference between studying success and actually building a business or career that matters. It’s the same as talent and hard work. I know a lot of talented people who never contributed anything to the world. And I also know a lot of people without talent who did wonderful things in life. Knowing how to be successful will not guarantee success. I believe it’s the opposite. People who don’t assume they know everything often accomplish the most.”

The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

Cartoonist Lars Kenseth imagines new varieties of teacup pets.