what am i reading?

some great content for your weekend...

Patti Smith on the BBC yesterday... "Loss is something we never get over."


Barb Corcoran speaking the truth!! (Lo Siento if you too are exposed to the espanol ad before the real content!)


loved this (second ever!) New Yorker podcast with Amy Schumer & Jorge Ramos. hosted by New Yorker editor, David Remnick on WNYC. loved the part where Ramos says his yoga breathing helps him keep his calm in stressful on-camera situations :) 




i find this kind of thing amusing and proof that we are still in such an early-early internet landscape. we are just barely toddlers - learning to police ourselves and things like copyright law are hard to find relevant in the digital age.  and the beat goes on.

what i'm reading...oct-nov 2014

eric schmidt's important distillation of 'business nirvana'

i think this is a more important conversation than we realize. today, we have the power of technology, unrivaled communication tools and more computing power available to us than ever before.  but we get bogged down. and in our own way. the 'old way' of doing things befalls us...all the time. ALL.THE.TIME.  think of the last time you thought a person shouldn't get ahead because they haven't 'put their time in.'  working well is working responsively, quickly, adeptly no matter how much experience or hierarchy you have in your company.  key element to success: hiring well so that the people every (metaphorical and literal) room are delivering the best final product: whatever your product is.

Hello, World!


My friend Ashley wrote this rad piece on MindBodyGreen about the truth about multi-tasking  (no surprise endings here, y'all: no one can do it well).

The new frontier on music development is upon us.  My (future) children will be making music on instruments I've never dreamt about.  And there seems like a lot of white space here for me to play in. (My favorite kind of place to make a mess in).  #wontbewhiteforlong

(Watch this space)

^related: when did AppAnnie become like the Nielsen of apps and let me know when they're raising their next round? k, thanks, bye.

some of my favorite guys are on this interview saying some REAL truths

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two people whose opinions matter deeply debate the issue of our time.  just.hit.play.

 

Dirge Without Music

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground. So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind: Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you. Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust. A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew, A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.

The answers quick and keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,— They are gone. They are gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve. More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind; Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave. I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

"Dirge Without Music" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, from Collected Poems. © Harper Perennial, 2011.

my friend and former colleague, Brad Stone's book about Amazon but really about business and people.

here it is in the iTunes store!

and for all those curious about what ACTUAL books i'm reading - here's the latest screenshot of my iBook collection. send me yours!

till next time, y'all - let me know what YOU are reading!!

what i'm reading...

Malcolm Gladwell on the power of Entrepreneurial Underdogs.  I love that he talks about people and companies who have come through great tragedy and have one of two reactions to it. Here it is in Inc Magazine:  It's go time. Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 3.35.55 PM

Sumpto:  (a company I have great faith in) is really upping the ante with regard to rewarding college students for their interactions with Brands on Facebook and Twitter. It's a brilliant concept, really.

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gotta shout out to the home team, Casey Neistat dropping some knowledge the last few weeks. here's one i loved (obvi)

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Hook'd:  this app is brilliant and hilarious all at the same time

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this is effing brilliant, i think:

https://twitter.com/jordanr1000/status/519906513897267200

Jason Calacanis dropping the knowledge: "real strength is having alignment with what you are and what you're doing."

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and OF COURSE i'm reading this month's Yoga Journal where my dear friend, Kathryn Budig is gracing the cover!

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till next time!!

what i'm reading

....we may need to change the name of this series to watching/reading/consuming...

ed snowden: the most wanted man in the world

// my own personal hero.  i think he's changed all of our lives in a way we won't know the impact of for a long time (if ever).  also, in hero category: Glenn Greenwald and James Bamford.  and all the orgs that are keeping the documents safe - like First Look Media.

 

Fruits of Solitude by William Penn

 500. For tho’ Death be a Dark Passage, it leads to Immortality, and that ’s Recompence enough for Suffering of it.  47

  501. And yet Faith Lights us, even through the Grave, being the Evidence of Things not seen.  48

  502. And this is the Comfort of the Good, that the Grave cannot hold them, and that they live as soon as they die.  49

  503. For Death is no more than a Turning of us over from Time to Eternity.  50

  504. Nor can there be a Revolution without it; for it supposes the Dissolution of one form, in order to the Succession of another.  51

505. Death then, being the Way and Condition of Life, we cannot love to live, if we cannot bear to die.  52

 

 undercurrent practices what they preach!

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it's so refreshing to see a strategy company turn the gaze inwards and see if they are practicing what they preach!

find you some religion: i know that my redeemer liveth -- gardiner c. taylor

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millennials and generation nice

an interesting take on what certainly is a changing culture.

 

.....catch y'all next week for another edition of WHAT I'M CONSUMING!

what i'm reading (a weekly update)

inspired by my dear friend Janie, (seen here dropping the cricket set...cutie!)  

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i henceforth bring you the weekly update of websites and content that i'm paying attention to right now!


 

the Dodo: a rad website with tons of cute gifs of animals and also important information about animal welfare today

Fancy: i could waste an entire afternoon paging through all this stuff i never knew i needed.  and sometimes convincing myself i do need it.  it's like the modern dan hammacher schlammer.

aVC: i enjoy fred wilson's musings on early stage tech and life in general.

BWEST: seems crazy but this is still a resource that tons of people don't use in the tech industry...almost feel like i'm letting my secret out by posting it here!

theSkimm: a quick easy update on the world's news. delivered to your inbox every morning. in a snarky, fun way.  i'm lookin at you, ms janie.


 

....5 more coming at ya next week, y'all.