#09: ♻️ Async work, passive creativity, & non-linear browser tabs
Exploring better ways of working + thinking
Hi there! I’m Mike Tannenbaum, the human behind this letter. You are receiving this email because you subscribed to updates at https://refinedmind.co. The Refined Mind is a bi-weekly review of public notes and ideas in progress. If you were forwarded this email, go grab your own!
Quite a few additions in this edition so let’s get at it!
First, I had a tweet catch a lot of people’s attention so I expanded it into a larger note about asynchronous workstyles including additional resources.
Also on Twitter I joined a quit conversation about creating conditions for creativity vs trying to force creativity, something I live through on an almost daily basis.
Next, I pushed up a note I’d been sitting on for a while about browser tabs as a container for holding multiple threads of thought at the same time.
And finally, after many requests, I put together a walkthrough on how I built and manage The Refined Mind website. It’s semi-technical but does walk you through the process in a (hopefully) clear way, so if you setup your own garden in this way please let me know how it goes! I'd really like to improve that post since both myself and the person who helped me create the framework for the site are frequently asked about it.
‘Til next time,
Mike Tannenbaum | The Refined Mind
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