It’s the great purge season. Or, perhaps more kindly, the great reset. Welcome to the turn of the year when we say out with the old and in with the new - whether we’re talking about goals, resolutions or inboxes. We take stock of where we are in the world and what is to come. And we consciously (or otherwise) clear the path for new inspiration and inputs. Thus, all inboxes and the emails that land in them are at risk.
Remember the days when the ding and ‘You’ve Got Mail’ message caused excitement and a surge of dopamine rather than dread? Yeah, me neither. Today I do everything possible to climb out of my inbox quicksand. While I never quite make it to that place called ‘InboxZero’, getting to Inbox50 seems like an accomplishment.
As I resuscitate the ‘Make the Jump’ blog series, a semi-regular round up of the synapses and sparks that cross my brain, listing the emails and newsletters that survived my inbox purge felt like a great place to start.
Since the pace of information distribution and information overload is only increasing, I’m a huge fan of curation sources that give me an at-a-glance rundown of industries I need to keep tabs on. And, those that spark new and creative approaches to issues. Here are a few of the (free) roundups and curation sources that will live to see another day…
Surviving the purge