Kyla Scanlon shared Sister Corita Kent’s “Immaculate Heart College Art Department Rules” and they’re print-out-and-hang-on-the-wall good. Here they are: Rule 1 - Find a place you trust and then try trusting it for a while. Rule 2 - General duties of a student: pull everything out of your teacher, pull everything out of your fellow … Continue reading Rules, Rules, And More Rules
Khe Hy shared a personal story about losing a friend in a tragic hit-and-run incident. As only he can do, he deconstructs the grief and how it hit him. It’s not an easy read, but it’s an important one. You or someone you love (and honestly, all of us) will deal with loss. It’ll be … Continue reading Khe Hy: There’s No Playbook For Grief
A little peek behind the curtain today: what I didn’t do on vacation. I didn’t write any posts. In fact, I wrote this post a full week before I went on vacation (and a full three weeks' worth of posts to give me cushion on each side). They say work smarter, not harder. They’ve got … Continue reading What I Didn’t Do On Vacation
Kunal Shah has made the remark (paraphrasing), “Your group of friends determines how fast you compound.” In other words, if you want to grow, have friends who also want to grow. If you want to be trapped, small-minded, or stuck in a rut - then pick your friends accordingly for that outcome too. Shah’s point … Continue reading Your Friends = How Fast You Compound
I don’t know what rabbit hole I fell down to get sucked into Cristina songs, but how great is “Don’t Mutilate My Mink” - really? I want to do my thing. I want you to appreciate it. I don’t want you to put your hands on anything or mess it up. Fiercely independent and self-confident. … Continue reading Sunday Music: Don’t Mutilate My Mink
Terry O’Reilly’s Under The Influence podcast does a very interesting dive into “green” marketing. He looks at where it started, how it's changed, and gives some ideas for marketers in 2022 to stay relevant in a quickly shifting space. These are the stories that move markets, pay attention.
Ever cut something out of your life because you just didn’t have time for it anymore? I barely read for almost 10 years. I would do, maybe 2 or 3 books a year because I was busy. I read a lot for work, but it was all surface-level. I was miserable and I didn’t even … Continue reading Meta-Phantom Limb Syndrome
When Tems won “Best International Act” at the BET awards, she gave an inspirational speech on taking risks, choosing our role models, and getting from the dreaming to the doing: Thank you so much. This is my first award show that I’m winning something, and I just want to use this opportunity to speak to … Continue reading Need A Sign From God? Here You Go (via Tems)
David Egger’s book, The Every, has this gem of a sentence: Subjectivity is just objectivity waiting for data. While there’s some truth here, Eggers wants us to be careful about taking all subjectivity to a data-dependent end state. Because if all we do is quantify rather than qualify, we might suck all the fun out … Continue reading Subjectivity Is Just Objectivity Waiting For Data
Burger King invented The Whopper back in 1957. It was THE specialty burger for 10 years. Until McDonald’s introduced The Big Mac in 1967. Find something that works. Put your spin on it. Get out there and compete. Isn’t business a beautiful thing?