In my quest to find and cultivate the most innovative, intriguing and fun creatives and entrepreneurs, I read too much. I’m the kind of reader who stays up late to finish that article and then ends up reading three more before I drag my buzzing brain to bed. Although I’m revising this approach to sleep management, I have enjoyed being introduced to new ideas and people. Here are my current links to share:
- I have a few issues with the wild west tech culture that throws money at anything because it screams millennial cool. ‘How to Succeed in Silicon Valley Without Really Trying’ confirms that my skepticism is fair. The article breaks down how liar Seth Bannon was able to raise millions for his company without having to ever prove that he could actually run and manage a company. I know there are a million Seth and Setha Bannons collecting checks from overeager investors and VCs but there’s something off about a system that loves ideas but doesn’t worry about quality execution. (newrepublic.com)
- The Ask Polly column. What a good place to land if you are feeling confused, lonely, unsure, doubtful — you know, human. Polly aka Heather Havrilesky is 2014’s Dear Sugar and for that we should be grateful. I do suggest taking the time to read every Ask Polly column but if you want a crash introduction to her brand of clarity, grace and wisdom, start with Ask Polly: Why Don’t the Men I Date Ever Truly Love Me? column. So good. (nymag.com)
- After reading ‘Dame Dash Owes Everyone Money’, I can say this about the former hip hop entrepreneur: he doesn’t understand iteration and saving money for a rainy day. Much thanks to John Threat for telling me about the article. (medium.com)
- Maybe the 25 year old life coach is coaching high school seniors? (onspeakingterms.com)
- Finally, I have a new favorite Brooklyn haunt: Spirited. It combines two of my favorite things in the world: dessert and cocktails. My other new favorite is the creation The Safeword. Think caffeine jolt with a delicious kick. Get some!
Happy reading, eating and drinking!
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