Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 21, 2023

The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.

So, let’s go with some discoveries from the week!

#1 – What Parents Need to Know About the Coming Metaverse
#2 – The Best Leaders in the World Are “Quiet Managers”
#3 – It’s Okay to Be Good and Not Great


What Parents Need to Know About the Coming Metaverse

Source: World Economic Forum
Author: Adario Strange

Summary: As parents attempt to guide their families into a safety-first version of the metaverse, it might be helpful to understand what games are actually in the immersive component of the metaverse. Any attempt to apply a rigid definition for what is and isn’t “metaverse” is tricky because it’s more of an abstract concept that continues to evolve rather than a finite destination. It’s important that parents understand what exactly ‘metaverse’ means, and any potential risks for children’s neurodevelopment.

Highlights:

“… How children react to media is of particular concern because their prefrontal cortex, the area that is associated with emotion and behavior regulation, is not completely developed…”

“… As families transition along with Facebook and other Big Tech companies from traditional online interactions to fully immersive metaverse experiences, having a better handle on the differences can help parents better navigate this often mysterious landscape as it evolves…”

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The Best Leaders in the World Are “Quiet Managers”

Source: Medium
Author: Tim Denning

Summary: Managers are dead. Quiet managers are taking over. It’s a new class of leaders that shakes up everything we’ve always known about leading humans to greatness. They trust you to get the job you’re paid to get done. They measure results and forget timesheets.

3 Highlights:

“… They know if you have to be somewhere for family reasons then you won’t be motivated to work properly. So they’re best off letting you take time off, so you come back to work re-energized…”

“… Quiet managers create the environment for trust to thrive…”

“… Quiet managers are becoming highly valuable resources and getting unfair career advantages as a result. Why? Quiet managers prevent quiet quitting. Work for one. Or become one…”

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It’s Okay to Be Good and Not Great

Source: Outside
Author: Brad Stulberg

Summary: Most people want results now. But generally speaking, results don’t work like that. Our society celebrates “optimization.” So it’s only natural that we would want to optimize ourselves. But our brains don’t work like computers. Perhaps one of the most detrimental consequences of digital technology is the illusion of connection. We think that if we can tweet, post, text, e-mail, or even call someone, we’re good.

Highlights:

“… After all, digital relationships save us the time and coordination of meeting in person, which in turn allows us to be überproductive—or so we tell ourselves. But here’s the thing: nothing can replace in-person community, and our failed attempts to do so come at a grave cost…”

“…  If you rush the process or expect results too swiftly, you’ll end up disappointed over and over again. When I was going through an immense challenge in my own life, one of the best pieces of advice I got was from a doctor who told me, be patient, it’s a nine-inning game….”

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