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Are You Walking Down the Street Naked?

This makes sense to me. “The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it... read more

Failures of Kindness

The inimitable George Saunders delivering words of wisdom and provocation at Syracuse’s 2013 commencement: “What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I... read more

How Do You Get From Point A To Point B?

Do we really know the best way forward? Are their innate — subconscious — forces deciding for us? Most definitely. The key is to be aware of them so you can jump the hell over or through them. Here’s Paul Coelho putting it succinctly. We are so attached to our... read more

Salespeople 101

Ben Horowitz: “Hire sales people who are really smart problem solvers, but lack courage, hunger and competitiveness, and your company will go out of business.” Getting the mix right is... read more

RIP Hillman Curtis

If you’ve ever gotten to the bottom of my blog you’d have seen this quote: “Find the theme, communicate it clearly, honor consistency, eat the audience.” That’s Hillman Curtis.   He was inspirational. He’ll continue to... read more

Poor Lost and Forgotten Brand

I saw these Nike “swooshes” at the bottom of my gym locker the other day. Kind of disembodied don’t you think? Where’s the shoe? The shirt? The shorts? The water bottle? The heroic athlete leaping tall buildings? I’m not a Nike fan, but... read more

Really, This Is SEO

Glad to see Guy Kawasaki laying it out simply on Business Insider: My recommendation for SEO is very simple. It’s Write Good Stuff. In my mind, Google is in the business of finding good stuff. It has thousands of the smartest people in the world, spending billions of... read more

An Amazing Kurt Cobain Meme

This is so poetic and brings you right into a unique reverie—if you’re a Nirvana fan (from In Praise of Not Knowing over at Kurt Cobain once said in an interview that long before he’d heard any actual punk rock music, he studied magazine photos of... read more

Twitter Business Model Giveaway

Ok, I like working for free–so here goes: Twitter, you should sell rights to hashtags! That’s at least as good as Promoted Tweets… (actually way better!). Here’s two scenarios: Sell administrative (subscription) access to... read more

Some Awesome Steve Jobs Quotes

Ok, so there are a lot of things about Steve that are great, but here are a few quotes that really resonate with me (all from the WSJ): “We weren’t going to go out and do market research.” It’s just liberating to know that you don’t have to... read more

Do You Prefer Knowing or Thinking?

If this excerpt rankles you then read the whole darn thing. We prefer knowing to thinking because knowing has more immediate value. It keeps us in the loop, keeps us connected to our friends and our cohort. Ideas are too airy, too impractical, too much work for too... read more