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Climate change is causing a mismatch between where species are now and where the habitat and conditions suitable for them are moving. People may have to help them move. 🔗 Link

A robust new AI-developed enzyme can devour plastic in real-world conditions. It may be an important step in developing a circular plastics economy by making it much easier to break down and recycle trash 🔗 Link

Scientists warn of a looming mass ocean extinction. If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, temperature spikes could bring the first such mass extinction in 250 million years 🔗 Link

Webb Has Almost Reached its Final, Coldest Temperature 🔗 Link

There should be more evidence of alien technology than alien biology across the Milky Way 🔗 Link


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Neuron cells growing inside a zebrafish
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🦁 Animals Visible heart pumping blood through almost transparent skin of glass frogs 🔥
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🐠 Aquatic Life The Galapagos sea iguana, the only marine lizard species in the world.
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🦁 Animals Newly born Elephant is helped onto his feet in Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana.
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🐱 Memes I rly just ated a pizza
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I’ve been looking through old photos
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Mountains in Greenland
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I live in a big fruit growing area so we have lots, tourists come to drive the ‘blossom trail’ each year.
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Timor the most common trees are Eucalypti of several species, also characteristic of Australia, with sandalwood, acacia, and other sorts in less abundance

Alfred Russell Wallace, The Malay Archipelago


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On the 23rd December, just in time for Christmas, NASA releases a photo brought back by Apollo 17. ‘Blue marble’ became the most widely published photo in media history. What was it that gave this picture its unique aura?

At the moment the shot was taken, the flight path of the spaceship is just crossing the imaginary line joining the Sun and the Earth. The Sun is therefore directly behind the spaceship, so that the daylight side of the Earth is fully illuminated. The Sun’s light floods the entire disc of the Earth, almost without any shadowy twilight zones. The planet is a shimmering blue. It is the atmosphere which appears of the sunlight. A soft blue veil is draped over the land masses. The oceans shine a deeper blue. Large areas of the Indian Ocean and of the southern Atlantic are visible. Giant bands of white clouds swirl around the West Wind Drift. The dynamics of the great wind systems can be seen, suggesting the ultimate forces behind them – the oceanic currents and the power of the Earth’s revolution.

The South Pole is tilted towards the Sun. The glaciers and ice shelf of Antarctica lie dazzling white in the sunlight, encircled by cyclones. The whole of Africa, the cradle of humanity, is in view, as well as – delta and Sinai, the Arabian peninsula and the eastern Mediterranean, centres of early advanced civilisations. Clouds are building up in towers at the Equator, obscuring the surface of the Earth. The green of the tropical rainforest belt shows through only patchily. Areas of high and low pressure alternate. The atmosphere over the Sahara and the Sahel to the north, and over the Kalahari to the south, is in this colour, where the molecules of air reflect the blue spectrum at the top edge of the globe – the Nile cloudless; the warm, earthy colour tones of the deserts, red-yellow-brown, show through strongly. The life-supporting mantle of air around the Earth looks transparent and vanishingly thin, the sleeve of vegetation like soft down.

No artefact anywhere which might betray the existence of humankind. Rather, it is the Earth’s biosphere which distinguishes it from all other stars, which makes it unique. The blue planet floats through this deep black void of endless space. Her long, slow motion strengthens the impression of dream-like beauty, of absolute solitude and singularity, and – not least – of great vulnerability. Nowhere else in space is there a trace of life. Only one Earth. We are alone.

Ulrich Grober, Sustainability

Native Peoples Harvested Huge Amounts of Seafood Without Harming Ecosystems | Archaeological research highlights how Indigenous communities practiced sustainable fishery management over thousands of years. 🔗 Link

Researchers have long suspected that an ingredient in sunscreen called oxybenzone was harming corals, but no one knew how. A new study shows how corals turn oxybenzone into a sunlight-activated toxin. 🔗 Link

Climate change is causing a mismatch between where species are now and where the habitat and conditions suitable for them are moving. People may have to help them move. 🔗 Link

A robust new AI-developed enzyme can devour plastic in real-world conditions. It may be an important step in developing a circular plastics economy by making it much easier to break down and recycle trash 🔗 Link


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🌍 Exploring Our World Sea of Japan where snow and beach and sea meet
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🌻 Plants Lithops are South African plants that have evolved to look like stones
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Oarfish are the longest known living species of bony fish: the largest confirmed specimen measured 26 feet long; the largest unconfirmed one measured 56 feet long and weighed 600 pounds. The oarfish propels itself forward by rhythmically undulating its dorsal fin that runs the length of its body.
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🌍 Exploring Our World The inside of Raw Velvety Malachite
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🦁 Animals Turtles helping each other in times of need
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This is the Grant’s Zebra. It is the smallest of 7 subspecies of plains zebra.
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Startup founders, do you have a marketing plan yet? 🥹

@daniel_nguyenx on Twitter, Tweets From Daniel Nguyen 📖

How I scaled my e-commerce business to $9,344,047 in sales in just over 1 year at 20 years old… then lost it all, so you don’t have to…

Here are the hard lessons I learned on this journey.

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@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

I am sitting right now in a coffee shop writing this, sipping a hot drip coffee reflecting on how things got to this point.

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

Going to preface this by sharing that this journey was absolutely wild. I went from doing $0 to $2,000,000 / month in 3 months, then back almost down to nothing in such a short amount of time. Still taking inventory of the lessons.

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

During this time I was 19 years old turning 20 years old, and I did not know how to interpret this change. Below is a combination of both the business / personal lessons.

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

My goal with this is to share some of the mistakes I have made, so others don’t go through what I did.

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

These lessons are in no particular order. I also sprinkle some book recommendations that have helped me identify some of these problems / lessons, and navigate them for the future.

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

“There’s nothing that produces wisdom more thoroughly than really getting your own nose whacked hard when you make a mistake, and we had a firm amount of that.” Charlie Munger

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS

Most entrepreneurs do what most will call “bank balance accounting”.

Understand your P&L, cash flow statement, Balance Sheet.

You may be rolling your eyes right now by how simple this is, but looking at your bank balance or ROAS is not the way…

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

The mistake I made here was that I was so naively optimistic and rarely took the time to comb over the REAL financial statements.

I didn’t realize the business was losing so much.

“Revenue is vanity, Profit is sanity, and Cash is king”

Book Rec:
Profit First – Mike Michalowicz

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR OPEX

Operating expenses can sneak up so quickly on you. This software here, this subscription there.

Don’t let it.

“It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who has been swimming naked.”

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

The mistake I made was that I let our opex get way too high relative to our revenue. When revenue dropped, I did not cut opex fast enough, until it hurt.

To save yourself, check out @TaylorHoliday and his 4 quarters accounting breakdown here: https://t.co/7aDnGYAMnv

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

@TaylorHoliday 3. NEVER DO 50/50 PARTNERSHIPS

Do you every see 2 CEOs of any major companies?

That’s right, it’s because it doesn’t work.

When entering a partnership, ask yourself:
– What experience does each person bring to the table?
– What capital does each person bring to the table?

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

@TaylorHoliday My mistake was something I will never make again.

In my biz partnership but there was no clear chain of command. Who has final say.

When it came to making big decisions, no one stood up because this was not clearly defined beforehand.

Book Rec: Extreme Ownership – Jocko

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

@TaylorHoliday 4. HIRE SLOW, FIRE FAST

I made the mistake of hiring on the wrong people, or hiring the right people and having them in the wrong seat.

What you want:
– Right Person
– Right Seat

You could have an A-Player but they are taking on a role that is the wrong seat for them.

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

@TaylorHoliday My mistake here was that I hired some of the wrong people.

I unfortunately paid the hefty 6-figure price for this. Money, energy and time down the drain.

Book Rec: Traction – Gino Wickman

@evanjohansen_ on Twitter, How I Scaled My E-Commer…

All of your greatest thoughts will come to you when you’re outside.

@FourFourths on Twitter, Tweets From Lord of Leisure

Meditation is acute surrender.

Enlightenment is chronic surrender.

@jimmpierce on Twitter, Tweets From James

At age 24 Amazon let me manage 2500 employees and a $50,000,000 business unit

I learned that leadership at scale is simply about following this one framework

This is going to make you and I hundreds of millions of dollars

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

Culture is what your people say and do when you are not around

Becoming a master of influencing the behavior of others = becoming a master of culture

There are 3 pillars every leader should use in their language to crush influence

Values
MVP
Heuristics

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

values are the 5-10 things your company prioritizes as ‘must haves’

They are non negotiables

Individually, they aren’t unique

Together, they create a unique DNA called ‘your company’

https://t.co/5hloDZs133

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

Heuristics are a simple set of rules that drive complex behaviors

In nature, heuristics are what enable ants to build massive ant farms or bees to build huge bee hives

We want to create these in our agency to build something well beyond ourselves

https://t.co/uF7hXnvoB2

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

MVP= mission, vision, purpose

The why behind the organization

Everyone, especially now, wants to strive for something more than a paycheck

Not having this in your business will make you obsolete real quick

https://t.co/MQ8aPnLX1P

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

once you have these, the KEY is knowing how to use them

Here are the 4 ways you should be using them

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

1- In feedback

Dont tell someone how they can improve

tell them how they can improve using the values/heuristics

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

“Hey name, you continue to point out problems in our operation without proposing a solution. Remember, ownership is one of our key values. An owner in this case would propose a solution with each problem they identify”

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

2- In your praise/shout outs

in 1 on 1s, on the fly, in all hands, in meetings

“I wanted to give a big shout out to Kelsie. Shes been displaying a lot of bias for action this quarter and was able to optimize our clients email campaign to net a $10,000 return. Great jobs Kels!”

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

Here is an example of how I implemented this with a client last month

https://t.co/PU5zrKR0GG

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

3- For inspiration

in 1 on 1s, in all hands, in meetings

“remember, the goal of 8F is the change the way the world works. If were going to do that, we MUST, be world class. Im going to continue to push you to be your best until we get there.”

https://t.co/JqSWgOECGX

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

4- as a reminder on a weekly basis

start of or end of meetings, mid convos, really anytime you can mention

“were 40% of the way on our goal to help 1000 agencies. Lets keep pushing team!”

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

Together, when said consistently over time, these change behavior

It must become a priority of yours as a leader to build this as a habit if you have more than 3 employees on your team

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

Here is a training I made breaking down this whole concept

https://t.co/y9Q6Ja5F13

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…

Ready to scale but dont want to do it alone?

Join myself and 220 other agency owners in my slack community where we can scale together

https://t.co/04RuVZFfoj

@jordan_ross_8F on Twitter, At Age 24 Amazon Let Me…