Digital Magpie

I am constantly on the look out for online material that's curious and interesting, as well as creative, informative and entertaining. Here's some of the links that distracted me during August:

In this TED talk, Matt Cutts says: 'The next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not, so why not think about something you have always wanted to try and give it a shot for the next 30 days?'. Watch/listen to Matt talk about what he achieved by Trying Something New for 30-days.

One of my 'truths' is that the small consistencies maintained trump big bang intervention - put another way,  tortoise beats hare, again! Read what Seth Godin has to say about Crash diets and good habits.

Want to hear how your suburban millionaire got rich*? Did you know that despite being one of the richest and most successful investors in the 20th Century, Warren Buffett lives in a relatively modest home, that he bought in 1958?

'Greatness - it's just something we made up"! Nike commercials never fail to inspire me.

When I'm with friends sharing a meal, I really appreciate when we just put our phones away and focus instead on our time and conversation - so I totally like the concept of The Phone Stack.

If you're anything like me, you're still using Google the same way you did when you discovered it last century. This brilliant little Get More out of Google infographic was put together for students, don't miss it because whilst we live, we learn.

Just to finish off, Marc and Angel publish daily lists which focus on personal development. I like that they're not too gooey, and just remind me of good common sense. Their advice on 12 Things Successful People do Differently provides a great framework for whatever goal you're pursuing ... and super pertinent for good money management.


* Don't be too put off by the constant reference to male millionaires, the principles are of course universal.