A Sleep of Prisoners - Christopher Fry
Dark and cold we may be, but this Is no winter now. The frozen misery Of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move; The thunder is the thunder of the floes, The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring. Thank God our time is now when wrong Comes up to face us everywhere, Never to leave us till we take The longest stride of soul we ever took. Affairs are now soul size. The enterprise Is...
My friend Georg’s new iPad application Paper has been released to the public today. A huge congratulations to the FiftyThree team is in order. It is an exceptional experience. If you have an iPad downloading it is the first thing you should do today.
Are you really smart and want a job redefining... →
caterpillarcowboy: General Assembly is hiring for several positions: Educational Program Producer (you are the mini-CEO of several 10-16 week courses and do everything to make them exist and successful), Head of Certificate Programs (the boss of the producers), Instructional Designer (if you work in education you know what this is), Email Campaign Manager, Part-time Teacher Liaison, Head of...
Overexposed Things on Pinterest →
Shareholder Value is The Dumbest Idea In The World →
I am obsessed with Roger Martin’s Fixing The Game at the moment. I also enjoy using the aggravating verbiage of personal style bloggers when talking about finance. OMG #TOTES AMAZE. But seriously read this in conjunction with Felix’s piece in Wired on tech IPOs and his response in to some critiques in his Reuters blog and you will understand a lot about my own personal views on start...
Fortune Favors The Bold: The IPO market and the... →
The IPO market and the VCs who feed off it are playing a game which might make a small number of people extremely rich, and which will create a very small number of hugely successful world-beating companies. They’re not playing a game which is good for founders; they’re not playing a game which is good for healthy, long-lived companies; and they’re not playing a game which is good for the...
I'd Like To Thank God
Joi: I just had a new york christian mother fever dream- tim tebow and jeremy lin.... AS ROOMMATES
Julie: The most chaste buddy show ever
Blessed Are The Meek of Fitness
Blessed are the meek of fitness. Blessed is he who gathers the courage to walk into the gym, full of swollen meatheads, for the first time, for he shall inherit the power cage. Sure, it’s intimidating. It’s intimidating because you are subconsciously comparing yourself to those around you. Stop that. Stop that at once. Wow, Gawker wrote something relevant to my interests!
The problem with loyalty has been its singular view of customers. In the world...– From Brands Try Out Gameification. I strongly disagree with this viewpoint. Customers should get rewarded for how brands WANT you to interact with them. Take for instance a luxury brand like a hotel. Plenty of people want to go stay there, get into their exclusive nightclub, or party in their...
When you get home late from work and realize you...
gruen: whatshouldwecallme: This is my M.O. I am also like this first thing in the morning.
Pin All The Brogramming Things →
Strong Opinions @marksbirch: Who Web 2.0 Companies... →
marksbirch: We think we know what most of the hot Web 2.0 players are all about. It is about growing out the user base and expanding services and making money. But where are they really going and who would they rather be when it is all said and done? I have a few thoughts on that… Tumblr - ??? – I wonder what goes on at Tumblr HQ. There are a number of obvious ideas that have been...
Not only do naturally creative people cheat more than uncreative people,...– A series of studies at Duke and Harvard find that creativity and cheating go hand-in-hand. (via fastcompany) Kobayashi Maru anyone?
Oh many how cool is this woman? She is cute and has a data start up. Sharmila Shahani-Mulligan is my new girl crush.
There aren’t enough experts at companies to handle all these data sources,” Ms....– “Big Data for the Rest of Us, in One Start-Up” via The New York Times This speaks directly to my interests in Enterprise Technology. There are clearly trends emerging that enterprise technology is ripe for innovation and disruption. The most exciting area however is the access to data that sits...
Can Internet Commenting Be Saved? →
section9: joshsternberg: Hand-wringing over Internet comments is nothing new. YouTube’s comments have been notoriously toxic for years. Woe is the the hardy soul who puts on waders to delve into the thousands of incoherent rants on a typical Huffington Post politics story. The commenter troll is a venerable Internet archetype. There have been two main ways to deal with this problem. The...
Stop Celebrating St. Patrick Because He Was... →
caro: I’m not out there celebrating my last name’s country of origin because it really kind of horrifies me that a holiday laden with undertones of defiance of rules designed to oppress an ethnic minority has turned into an excuse for people with no connection whatsoever to said ethnic group to dress up as the worst possible cartoon stereotypes of it and get wasted in the streets. I also take...
Searching for a new startup idea? Look no further... →
I really think that BetaBeat is just fucking with me sometimes.
Eat With Me Thanks to Fresh Direct →
I think House Party is the greatest new marketing start up like omg ever. Marketers have problems doing sampling efficiently! This totally fills a need. YAY! So come eat some tasty things with me thanks to Fresh Direct. Warning. EVERYTHING WILL BE HIGH PROTEIN.
Protein Peanut Butter Caramel Cups
epicureanbodybuilder: Macros for Whole Recipe (makes about 3 individual pieces): Protein 32g/Fat 4g/14g carbs/ 190 calories Read More Dude! DUDE! DUUUUUUDEEEEEEEEE
Your Social App Bores Me or Other Industries Need...
I blame this entirely on the cheerleading of my IM friends but since as of late I’ve taken to Tumble ranting I’d like to take a moment to weigh in on just how bored I’ve become with the wider start-up scene. Why? Because none of you are starting companies to solve problems anymore! I mean I get it. The consumer web is an exciting place! Social media is delightful! I’ve...