Every week, we compile a short list of stories from across the web that fascinate, startle, baffle and in many cases – leave us wanting to learn more. Here is a quick look at The Wand’s second edition of I Wander:
SURPRISES SPELL SUCCESS
FastCompany is an incredible source for information when it comes to creativity in business, and with this article, they do not disappoint. Rather than attempt to minimize risk, businesses should promote divergent thinking, and engage with the unexpected events that pop up out of nowhere. Companies like Google, Four Seasons, Canon and OpenTable already do it!
STAFFORD SHARES GRATITUDE
The annual ESPY Awards in Los Angeles recognize the best of the best in sporting moments from the previous year. In the 2012, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford came away with one of the most inspirational awards, “Best Comeback.” In her short-yet-insightful blog post on the awards night, Dr. Marla Gottschalk muses on some lessons learned from the young quarterback’s speech. In particular, Stafford thanks his teammates and organization, which serves as a valuable reminder that we should be grateful for those that surround us.
TOSH AND WEB REDEMPTION
Daniel Tosh has been under fire of late, for some controversial quips made regarding rape. The host of Tosh.0, one of television’s most popular comedy shows (Comedy Central), created a segment entitled “Web Redemption,” which is critically analyzed in this Slate.com article. It’s a thought-provoking read, to be sure.
THE SECONDS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE WITH THIS CLIMBER
This video has already gone viral across the net, but if you haven’t checked it out, this is your time. The five minutes of viewing are sure to send a chill down your spine: