Whamageddon starts Dec 1! 🎄

Last week I was OOO chaperoning my son’s 6th-grade class trip to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, including running a 30-foot tall ropes course station for three hours. I don’t love heights and had to do the entire course to help facilitate the experience for the kids. It’s safe to say I learned a lot about myself in the experience, and I’m pretty damn proud of it.

Then I headed out a little unplugged, kid-free retreat. I turned my phone off, read some books, took my wife out to dinner a bunch, and did a lot of just sitting, looking out the window, and jotting things down in my notebook. Of course, I also got food poisoning and my wife got in a car accident (she’s okay!) so things got cut a little short. But it was more than worth taking the time and stepping away from the phone for a few days – with only 55 missed text messages to show for it.

We’ve now spent some time with each side of the family, enjoyed a nontraditional Japanese hibachi feast, and I snagged a rare Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NFT. It’s been a pretty great little autumn break, and I hope you’re finding some time to recharge and reconnect yourself.

Here are the social signals I’m tracking this week…

🎄 It’s Whamageddon Season!

Experience" Last Christmas by Wham! in glorious 4K. It's impressive.  Seriously!

Whamageddon is a game played every year where players try to go from December 1 to Christmas Day without hearing “Last Christmas” by Wham! If you hear the song between those days, you are out of the game and have to post “#Whamageddon” on social media to indicate that you lost. The game starts next Wednesday, and by knowing about this game, you are now playing whether you planned to or not. Good luck!

🐤 The Good Tweets

🎙 My Interview on The Business Conversation Podcast

This week I was interviewed by Garrio Harrison for The Business Conversation podcast, where we chatted about using social signals to use learnings from the past to shed light on the patterns of today, ultimately shaping what tomorrow becomes. And lots more! Listen here.

📚 Weekend Reads

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