Sometimes a box isn’t just a box

Yesterday I received a package from Amazon Prime. It had two small items inside: a Gorilla Pod , and a pair of eco-friendly water filters for Soma Water Carafe. There was nothing unique about these items—they were puny in size and yet they arrived in a giant box bursting with air-filled packaging material. And I…

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Conrad and the Steam Plant

Earlier this week Tina Roth Eisenberg, one of my favorite bloggers, blogged this quote from Maya Angelou that has really stuck with me, mostly because it is the lens through which I seek out people I want to spend time with — whether they are startup founders, creators or fashion designers. Those people are almost always interesting conversationalists and end up on the proverbial pages of “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off…

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Recommended reads from across the internet

Half of scientific literature is false  Editor in chief of Lancet, one of the more respected scientific journals points out that half the literature being published is false. A sobering comment if any. Read the whole thing! #
Any oversupply of everything and what it means! A sobering piece that contextualizes why there is a glut of everything in the market -- oil, commodities, labor and capital. It doesn't portend of sustained good times, according to Gail Tverberg. # 

Changing old behaviors is hard

When I was a kid, my grandma told me the story of a hard headed man who decided that he didn’t like that his dog had a curved tale. He took the tail and encased it in a tube and left it like that for over a decade, confident that the tail would come out…

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Vincent Laforet on visual web & future of news

Photographer and filmmaker Vincent Laforet has climbed to the top of the Empire State Building. He’s shot night aerials of New York City from 7,500 feet high. But when I talked with him earlier this year, he wondered, “Is there such thing as a real event?” You’d think the crazy winds at high altitudes might…

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Periscope, Snapchat, Meerkat: We’ll Do It Live

FastCompany: Periscope, Meerkat and Snapchat will change our relationship with television and the idea of Live TV. Even pay-per-view events are going to have to deal with this reality. Here is my latest column.

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