Sam Zell was known for his investment acumen. But Patrick O’Shaugnessy shared this quote on where one of his first business ideas came from: On one of my walks I discovered a newsstand underneath the “L” tracks. It was 1953, and a provocative new magazine called Playboy had just made its debut featuring Marilyn Monroe … Continue reading Sam Zell’s Playboy Business
The Only Truth Is Narrative Truth
Oliver Sacks spent a lifetime studying the brain and the weird stuff it could do (like why a guy would mistake his wife for a hat). But perhaps his greatest and simplest observation, The only truth is narrative truth. Whatever we are telling ourselves, that’s what’s real. Worth keeping in mind, don’t you think?
Sunday Music: Tina Turner And The Stones
In 1966 the Rolling Stones took Tina Turner on the road in England. In 1969, they hit the states. Here’s her and Ike doing, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” from the Gimme Shelter movie, which captures the period. But let’s be real. It’s just Tina in this clip. She melted all of them. … Continue reading Sunday Music: Tina Turner And The Stones
Podcast Of The Week: Ice Cube On WTF
I’ve already pumped it quite a bit, but please, go check out Ice Cube on WTF with Marc Maron. This is one of my favorite podcasts in recent memory for the stories. Insane stories. Beautiful stories. It really was a good day after all stories. Like how he started rapping, how he got into movies, … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Ice Cube On WTF
Discovering Tools In Your Toolbox
I didn’t know I was going to need that. Not the middle school math whine of “when am I ever going to use this,” but a statement. There are all these little things we pick up along the way that can change your life later. In the WTF Ice Cube interview, he talks about how … Continue reading Discovering Tools In Your Toolbox
Why Do We Fall, Bruce?
“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” Advice from Bruce Wayne’s dad. And advice Batman repeatedly hears as struggles to hold onto and protect his code. Falling is just a reason to get back up. As true in Batman as it is in Ted Lasso.* If you have something you … Continue reading Why Do We Fall, Bruce?
How To Write A Book From Blog Posts
Paul Millerd is incepting danger into my already busy schedule. I’ve thought of this but hadn’t seen anyone break it down quite this way before. This applies to blog posts or your notes or your Facebook posts or whatever you regularly do, just FYI. Will I do it? Maybe someday. Will you? Short version: Paul … Continue reading How To Write A Book From Blog Posts
Just Keep Building (Harlow Video)
I’m largely indifferent to Jack Harlow’s music, but I deeply FEEL this video. Just keep building. Whatever you’re doing, just keep building. h/t @buildingstans https://twitter.com/buildingstans/status/1656266763753881601?s=20
Podcast Of The Week: Kweli And Murs On El-P (And A Personal Story)
Ok YouTube algorithm. I really - and I mean REALLY - didn’t want to watch a video with “white rappers in hip-hop” in the title. But then I noticed it was Talib Kweli and Murs talking, and that said “white rapper” in question was El-P. Murs calls El, “My Chuck D.” Kweli says El laid … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Kweli And Murs On El-P (And A Personal Story)
The Serendipity Of Ice Cube (WTF)
You never know what you're learning today that might come in handy tomorrow. This story blew my mind. The first time Ice Cube met John Singleton, it was backstage at The Arsenio Hall Show. Cube was there to give Arsenio a piece of his mind because the show wouldn’t let NWA on. Somehow NWA were … Continue reading The Serendipity Of Ice Cube (WTF)