Sunday Music: Don’t Mutilate My Mink

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

Sunday Music: Remembering Betty Davis

Talk about a short career with a massive impact. Betty Davis recorded 4 albums in about as many years. She played with the best musicians of the time. She married Miles Davis. She wrote. She produced. She killed.  And then, she retired. She packed her bags, moved to Pittsburgh, and a few weeks ago she … Continue reading Sunday Music: Remembering Betty Davis

Why Dolly Shot Down Elvis: A Lesson On Making Decisions From Core Principles

It’s hard to say no to an amazing opportunity. But sometimes, it’s necessary. Imagine it’s 1974 and Elvis Presley is begging you to use one of your songs - could you reject him? Dolly Parton did, and she did it for all of the right reasons. Elvis really, really wanted to record, “I Will Always … Continue reading Why Dolly Shot Down Elvis: A Lesson On Making Decisions From Core Principles

Podcast Of The Week: Fussman’s Best Takeaways From Female Interviewees in 2019

All of these interviews are worth listening to in full, but give these clips a sample. Featured guests include Shannon Lee (daughter of Bruce Lee), Laura Schwab (President, Aston Martin), Melanie Whealon (Soul Cycle), Diana Nyad (famous long-distance swimmer), and others. Brilliant and inspirational. Big Questions with Cal Fussman: Great Takeaways from Women

Podcast Of The Week: Online Dating Is Changing The World

Sometimes a quirky claim ends up being way deeper than it appears at face value. This is one of those claims: online dating is changing the global economy, and in no small way. Dan McMurtrie and his firm Tyro Partners published a paper titled, "Dating Market: Thesis Overview" and it's been widely shared in the … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Online Dating Is Changing The World

Curiosity, Craft, And Inspiration: Lessons From Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift performed a rare solo set on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series. While the performance itself is great, her commentary in between songs is TED Talk material. She showcases the songs the way they were written and talks about her creative process. While she doesn’t share any tips for having a hit single, she has … Continue reading Curiosity, Craft, And Inspiration: Lessons From Taylor Swift