Don't you love it when people do the right thing? This week the world heard about Karen Klein, who was the object of egregiously hateful taunting by a bunch of middle school kids on a bus. But this isn't about how the kids, it's how her story went viral and the internet responded in force. As of this morning the campaign that was originally started to send her on a nice $5000 vacation has raised more than $600,000 for her so she can retire! Wow.
It's these kinds of stories that restore a little bit of faith in humanity.
This week I found some great stuff while working on a couple different projects. I found a fantastic archive of great logo work to use as inspiration, an ingenuous flow chart from Julien Smith on getting things done, and Kimbra.
I never heard of her before last weekend but the video linked up below is flat out awesome. She is incredibly talented. Enjoy!
- Lets Give Karen -The bus monitor- H Klein A Vacation! – You're sure to have heard of this one by now and I think what's happened here is awesome. Does just a little to restore faith in humanity. But more importantly as one commenter noted, it needs to raise awareness of how amazingly cruel bullies can be.
- 123 Beautiful Personal Logos, Monograms and Wordmarks For Your Inspiration – I've got a big logo/branding project I'm working on and found these in my search for inspiration. There are some really awesome ideas here.
- The Simplest Productivity Chart of All Time – Julien is hitting on all cylinders here. This is a really solid framework for making progress on getting things done.
- 7 Tips to Increase Conversion of Your Small Business Website Design – Have a website? Read this.
- Turn an Old Computer into a Networked Backup, Streaming, or Torrenting Machine with Ubuntu – I've got an old pc that I may do just this very thing with soon. Actually, I think it's the one they used in that image on the post!
- Dollar Shave Club – Simply outstanding. I love everything about this idea, and the video is even better.
- How to Tell Your Company’s Story: The Reimagined Remix – You don't have to be a big company paying a consultant thousands of dollars to make use of this. Read it and put it in to practice!
- What your Internet behavior says about your mental state – Rorschach blots for the interwebz! What does your internet usage say about you?
- Kimbra – "Plain Gold Ring" (Live at Sing Sing Studios) – Incredibly talented – Love the way she creates her on samples on the fly, layers them, and loops them back in to the song. Outstanding.
- Oldest female bodybuilder makes us feel lazy – Okay. So what's your excuse? Feel bad now? Stop reading and go exercise.