I love this. It is a great example of giving people a symbolic, yet tangible investment in their future. I doubt anybody in that audience will treat it lightly.Continue reading
You probably have noticed that in order to achieve anything in life, you have to fight some internal battles before you ever get to the external ones.
This is true of any endeavor that involves putting in consistent time and effort—painting, designing, writing, triathlons, marathons, etc. The biggest challenge facing you is overcoming that resistance, to get done what you need to get done. That is what The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield is all about.Continue reading
I read Platform last weekend, while doing a day of travel. It was the perfect book for me to read in the airport. It’s structured like a lot of books nowadays—short chapters, most likely pulled from blog posts on various subjects. I sometimes wonder if blogs are changing the way we are wired to read content.Continue reading
There is probably no single brand I identify with more than the Apple brand. Apple products have had a massive impact on my life. I’ve probably spent upwards of $20,000 over the last 20 years on mac related software and hardware. It has been worth every penny.
I came into college right at the moment they integrated the Mac into the graphic design program. I have never practiced design without the computer. That may seem obvious to anyone under 30, but my life and chosen profession were dramatically influenced by the advent of the personal computer.Continue reading
Hollywoodis a business. It’s just disguised pretty well. Storytelling is a religion. People can connect to stories deeply. One funds—and eventually feeds off of—the other. Great storytelling doesn’t always make great money. Sometimes the art of story is the least important part of the business of film and television.Continue reading
There are two audiences that I think are highly dedicated and compulsive in their behaviors: gamers and fitness fanatics. It would be fascinating to combine the two. Here are eight crazy ideas that would transform the gym experience. Someone is going to create this kind of place. I guarantee it.Continue reading
The vast majority of people on the web are consuming content. They are watching movies, reading news, listening to music, playing games, etc. All of it is some form of consumption of data. From the moment they turn on their smartphone to that last login on their computer, their day is influenced by the content they absorb.Continue reading