Here’s a current example of the challenge we face,” he writes in the book’s...– Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class - Salon.com I like Jaron Lanier a lot, but this illustration as some sort of evidence of the internet hollowing out the middle class is, forgive me for saying so, idiotic. A child could figure out where those jobs went. 1) Instagram SHOWS the...
Studies show women find men more attractive if... →
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bluedirt: “this exam will be easy if you know the material.”
If you want to be a creative person, then you’re gonna have to be creative in...– Alec Soth on creating a career in photography, and how he pays the rent today. Read our full interview here. (via americanphoto)
I think it is a lot of pressure. The pressure is that if the patient is not...– “the outcome of a person’s cancer is not decided by how hard they fight.” (via @producerkarin)
entrepreneurdesigners: 12 hours to go for Steve and Tyler’s ShotBot Kickstarter project! If you like to have fun when you drink, this Bot’s for you. If you like robots, games, and drinking, this is pretty much your jam. Project ends today!
Brief Interruptions: A few choice quotes from John... →
brynnshepherd: A few choice quotes from John Berger’s About Looking, which was worth re-reading: All theories of ultimate origin are only ways of better defining what followed. Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but…
‘Happiness is love. Full stop.’ →
A new look at the famous Harvard study of what makes people thrive
My friend Vincent Pan is one of the coolest dudes I know. Oh yeah, he also donated his bone marrow and saved the life of a 13-year-old girl. All in a days work for Vincent. Join the registry and you can be just as cool as Vincent.
Just start something and be open to the lessons that you will learn along the...– The End of Entrepreneurial Design Great writeup by one of my students, Tyler Davidson.
Looking to acquire a domain?
I just tweeted about this, but I wanted to elaborate a bit on the “why”. A few weeks ago, I hired Rob Sequin to broker the purchase of a domain from an existing owner. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to make it work because the owner was unresponsive, and so I’ve moved on to my second choice. But I enjoyed working with Rob and wanted to recommend him to others. My...
Baseball by the (jersey) numbers
adamlaiacano: The other day I saw this video of a 14 year old high school basketball sensation. He’s billed as “The Next LeBron” who was in turn billed as “The Next Michael Jordan.” What caught my eye is that they all wear number 23 on their jersey (until LeBron moved to The Heat, at least). When I was a kid I played lots of sports, and the best basketball player on my team was always #23 and...
We treat desire as a problem to be solved, address what desire is for and focus...– Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost (via dontoverthink)
And then when I think about it, I realize we probably shouldn’t, and most...– Memories - great post by Andy
Zoë Keating: An experiment in crowdfunding a... →
zoekeating: Dear Londoners, I am coming to Europe this summer to visit my old school in Italy (I spent my junior year abroad in Florence). While I’m all the way over there on that side of the pond I would like to play a concert or two. Where should I play? I usually travel to a distant place because a…
Continuations: Benefit Corporation: Facilitating a... →
continuations: As longtime readers of Continuations know, I have been a strong proponent of the Benefit Corporation. I am therefore thrilled that Delaware, which is the home to almost all venture backed corporations, has introduced Benefit Corporation legislation. This will allow companies to charter or…
Be Kind →
A few weeks ago, I read Cap Watkins’ amazing blog post on failure, Formspring - A Postmortem. The post touched on so many nuances and issues that are rarely spoken of, so I asked him if he’d be willing to come speak to my Entrepreneurial Design class at the School of Visual Arts. Cap graciously accepted and came to visit us last week, giving an incredibly open and honest talk, not...
Now, sitting at home today on a lazy, sunny Sunday while my wife naps with our...– The Power Of One Unique Visitor by @semil
brokenslumber: A Few Things I Learned from College 1. Don’t be friends with someone you don’t even like I never really liked this girl to begin with, but we somehow ended up becoming friends and roommates. I feigned interest in our friendship and I had to force myself to hang out and invest into our companionship. Eventually, I found myself swimming upstream in a river of shit. 2. Be careful...