Here is your weekly dose of “Friday’s Four,” a list of what I’m enjoying or pondering.
1 – Soundtrack I’m Listening To: The German-language Netflix show BABYLON BERLIN boasts a haunting and infectious musical score co-composed by the series’s co-director Tom Tykwer. Tykwer has crafted some of my favorite film scores over the last decade for some captivating, if not exceptional films (The International, Cloud Atlas, Farewell To The King).
2 – App that I’m Loving: Our computers are literally filled with multi-terabytes of information – files, films, photos, emails, attachments, presentations – and the Spotlight feature on Macs (and probably the equivalent one on PCs) doesn’t seem to cut it for me. I can across this search app called X1, and it’s a Godsend. Sure, it costs close to $100 bucks think about what an hour of your time is worth, and then consider how many hours are lost each month searching for that one file from three years ago that you need to revisit NOW.
3 – Book I’m Loving: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg. I bought this book several years ago and never read it, but then it was recommended to me and I realized that it was sitting on my Kindle. The core philosophy is that if we approach all of our communication with compassion in mind (for ourselves and for the person/people we’re talking to) then we will reduce the level of violence in the words we choose, and if we’re honest, we don’t even know when our words are violent.
4- Quote I’m Pondering: There is no dishonor is losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you’re afraid to lose – Garth Stein