Issue #247

Keeping your design mind new and fresh

Only a fool knows everything.

Emojis meet hieroglyphs: If king Tut could text

An Israel Museum exhibition explores the complicated relationship between the hieroglyphs of antiquity and emoji, the lingua franca of the digital age.

The mindful productivity audit: 10 questions to improve your well-being at work

A virtually infinite number of productivity books have been published, each with their own frameworks, strategies, and sometimes magical formulas to be more productive and more creative. Very few of these books combine productivity, creativity, and mental health. How do you get started if you want to achieve more, but don’t want to burn out in the process?

3 ways to be a more empathic leader

The role of the CEO fundamentally changed overnight—these are the ways that two entrepreneurs have found to connect with their teams in more meaningful ways.

What I learned from Staff Design

This week I published the 8th and final interview for Staff Design, an interview series exploring how experienced designers navigate the individual contributor career path. This project that started out as a personal itch to scratch has been thoroughly satisfying, but I'm relieved to put it behind me. Here's what I learned during the past four months of building and interviewing.

Go deeper on Better Human

Strategies that helped me to procrastinate less

If you struggle with procrastination, I might help you improve your current situation.

How to keep your digital self safe

A short and actionable guide on how to stay safe online.

Fear setting

Understanding your fear helps you make difficult choices, which can lead to happiness and peace.


Another idea if meditation does not work for you.

My thoughts on reducing distraction

How some small changes on your devices can help you reclaim time.

Ask me anything

I would love to write about topics you all are interested in. If there is a topic you would love to see covered, you can add it to the thread on Better Human.