I'm off to New York City for a bachelorette party and time with a couple of my favorite people. If I can get in some sun and lounging, I'll be a really happy camper. In the meantime, here's some links I've been collecting for you!
Email. Ugh. Email marketing. Ugh to the max! My friend Michael did a great presentation-turned-Medium post about how to make email marketing suck less.
I love Amanda Palmer's interview with Tim Ferris. From about 12:30 to 25:00 she discusses how she developed her TED Talk (and other aspects of her art). She talks a lot about the importance of pairing down your message to one impactful point, the importance of language and even more importantly, the value of shutting up and listening sometimes.
While she talks about everything in the context of creating art, the same principles apply to many of us at work – powerful storytelling, selling our ideas. Simplifying our message and making it as impactful and resonant as possible will help us succeed more than trying to cram everything into one conversation, one presentation or one report.
Vitamins. A crowded, boring, unreliable and overwhelming market. Not any more.
Thinking about how to get ahead in your career? Have you considered flip flopping?
If you're all about the '16 presidential cycle, this New York Times chart of campaign staffers will be right up your alley.
What is infidelity? This TED talk is for anyone who's ever loved.
The derailment of Amtrak train 188 seen through the eyes of someone who was there when it happened is gut wrenching.
Pooping in space. That is all.
As if Silicon Valley wasn't a world of its own already, there's a few hundred teenagers who've dropped out of school to join the scramble to become the next big start up.
The most important question you'll ever ask yourself in life. (For real, this is one to ponder.)
Aztec culture meets Mexico City street artists in this three minute video by BBC.
I love documentaries! On my radar right now is Amy, about Amy Winehouse's life, fame and spiral downward, even just the trailer looks heartbreaking! Fresh Dressed is about the role of fashion in hip hop culture and it's evolution over the years. This one happens to be produced by Nas and and directed by Sacha Jenkins so I'm sure it will be great.
Amanda Palmer on embracing your "flaws."
I am intrigued by powder sunscreen. Have you guys ever tried it?
Have a wonderful weekend dears!