Top Picks Tuesday

Welcome to our #tpt series, featuring four favorite discoveries or inspirations from the last week. This week's picks come from the inaugural turn of Flywheel Project, our three-month experiential learning program for future leaders.

(sources: gofitu, amazon, uw-greenbay, dicks)

(sources: gofitu, amazon, uw-greenbay, dicks)

  • PERSON: Sarah Gaines, founder of Fit University. Fit University is a community of college students on a mission to get fit and stay fit. It is both an online and offline community where students and alumni can share their knowledge and experiences about living their own healthy lives across the country. Fit University is currently present at over 40 universities thanks to their successful ambassador program.
  • PRODUCT: Spikeball. Speaks for itself. The 4-person crossover sport mixing volleyball and four square has changed our lives and taken over our lunch breaks at Black Lab Sports. Easy to set up and small enough to bring anywhere, Spikeball is the perfect game whether you are going to the beach, the park, or simply staying in your backyard.
  • CONCEPT: Color Perception Theory. Does the color I perceive as “red” look the same to another person? Those who are color blind perceive colors differently than those with normal vision because one or more of the three photoreceptors in their eyes is faulty, causing them to not see certain colors or a range of colors. This brings up the question of whether color is perceived differently in each individual's brain, or if humans as a whole have a default way to perceive color.
  • BOOK: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t. Jim Collins explores what causes small companies to make the transition from merely Good to truly Great. He uses specific financial metrics along with deductive reasoning to support his claim. He argues that the leaders in a company must have both humility and resolve in order for their company to make the leap from Good to Great. 


A special thanks to Hunter Paulson, who compiled these picks on behalf of Flywheel Project. And many thanks to the whole team for your hard work all summer!



What are your #tpt?