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Enjoy the beautiful Airborne - Sunshower - Contemporary Jazz Video - The First Single from the Airborne - 25th Anniversary CD - Silver Skies to be released in September of 2013. Help support Airborne and request airplay to your favorite local or interest stations or download it from CDBaby - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/airborne10 - Music to Chase the Clouds Away - http://youtu.be/iByO3pESbfs
Omfg can not sleep ! Snoring does my head innnn. Rather have the music pumping then listern to this crap .
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The Lyric Krewe is looking for volunteers for its 10th annual Music, Monet, and Margaritas on June 15. Need Set-up, tickets sales, bar, food, cleanup/strike help. If you work at least two hours you receive a ticket to the event, which includes dinner and a drink. If you work an hour shift only you receive a drink ticket. All volunteers must be 21 or older.
Mollie Garrigan will be performing live at the iNDie Network Showcase on Saturday May 25th at 8pm at WorkPlay Check out some Mollie Music: lhttp://www.myspace.com/molliegarrigan
Tonight guys... I'm certain it won't disappoint; and for free too... who could ask for more?? Music=Soul Food. YUP.. come on down peeps... share the love x https://www.facebook.com/events/list?bookmark_t=app#!/events/452785131466597/?suggestsessionid=f36ef86dbd78e35fe3dfc75724d96594
If you missed the Rock the Kroc concert on Tuesday, you won't want to miss this video of our Chamber Orchestra performing "Irish Legend." All of our musicians did a fantastic job and it was quite a night of music!
Simple music can make you sing, A simple hug can make you feel better, Simple things can make you happy. Hope my simple Hi…!!! Will make you smile
Bay Blast is today! The weather is beautiful! Come by boat or car to the Rivershack. $55/$75 renews your CCA membership and includes music, food, beer and wine. In addition to the Yeti and Kamodo, David Rasp has donated gift cards to any Raspaurant that will be included in the raffle. We will be auctioning trips to Argentina and Costa Rica, Costa del Mar sunglasses, jewelry, fishing trips with Bobby A and Patrick Garmeson, art work, yoga sessions with Angela L. Cain and other awesome stuff too numerous to include. Come out and support CCA so we can continue our conservation work to protect our fishery for generations to come!
Watch QOTSA Live from Los Angeles TONIGHT. NPR Music First Listen Live. Show starts at 8pm PDT. No geo-blocking! watch here - http://n.pr/10KnLcj find your local time here - http://bit.ly/188lj8e
Tomorrow night we host Heather Maloney! Here's another video so you can check her out. This is going to be a really special night of music. Join us Friday!
Our friends Mark Newton and Steve Thomas have a brand new Facebook page. Check it out and we hope you will LIKE it. Many new dates added, a brand new music video and a fantastic new album!
Not to be outdone, The Columbus Dispatch featured this Saturday's concert in today's Weekender! Musical melting pot to salute our diverse nation of immigrants By Bill Mayr A concert on Saturday will examine the American melting-pot society and where people came from. “Becoming American” will be performed by the Central Ohio Symphony to wrap up its season at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. The highlight of the concert will be California composer Peter Boyer’s popular Ellis Island: The Dream of America, which uses music and narrative to tell the story of the grand tide of immigrants who came to the American shore. Other works will provide perspectives from African-American, American Indian and Latino composers. William Grant Still — a black composer who, in the early 1900s, studied at Wilberforce University and Oberlin College and lived in Columbus for a while — will be represented by his Danzas de Panama, a 1953 composition. The Plaza of the Ancient Village by Trevor Reed, a Hopi who teaches music at Columbia University, will be performed for only the second time. New Mexican composer Mariano Morales, whose family is from Puerto Rico, will be represented by Aires de Mi Tierra. He is the brother of Jaime Morales-Matos, conductor of the Central Ohio Symphony. “What we wanted to do is explore music by composers who have heritages that came from immigrants or other populations than traditional European” backgrounds, said Warren W. Hyer, executive director of the orchestra. A representation of Asian composers was dropped to keep the concert from becoming too long but opens the door for future concert possibilities, Hyer said. Plans for the concert developed after he attended a performance of Ellis Island by an Indiana orchestra. “Musically, it’s very accessible, a whole series of vignettes,” Hyer said. “The seven actors (four women, three men) each do a separate vignette of someone who came through Ellis Island; it’s their actual words.” The text for the actors, who are all from central Ohio, is spoken, not sung. Slide projections of scenes from Ellis Island will be shown. The project stemmed from Boyer’s interest in mythology and history. “At some point in school, we learn the last words of the poem The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus: Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! The 1883 poem is displayed at the Statue of Liberty, which served as a beacon of hope to immigrants arriving by ship at Ellis Island, several hundred yards from the statue in New York Harbor. Boyer spoke recently by phone from his home in California, where he is a composer, movie orchestrator and faculty member at Claremont Graduate University. He completed Ellis Island early in 2002 after spending almost a year on the project, with much of the time spent in research, including visiting Ellis Island and its museum. “I thought this was a fascinating idea, that it had a chance to make a contribution to American orchestra literature that wasn’t already there.” He tapped into the Ellis Island Oral History Project, which recorded immigrant stories. “I had about 20 to 25 semifinalists whose oral histories I brought back to southern California. I took back a very large stack of material and started sifting through it.”He selected immigrants from Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Russia. The stories range from a young Irishman with the gift of gab to a woman who was the sole survivor of a family sent by the Nazis to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The Central Ohio Symphony will give the 144th performance of Ellis Island, a strikingly large number of performances for a new composition requiring both an orchestra and actors. Boyer said he has attended performances throughout the country and the response has always been the same. “Many, many people came up genuinely moved, often in tears. I would hear, ‘That was my mother’s story, that was my grandfather’s story, my aunt’s story, my uncle’s story’ and that told me about the universality of this. “All of this is a relevant part of American history.” firstname.lastname@example.org
100 years ago today paranoia of suffragist activities has become such that hostesses in the homes of wealthy people in London's West End are employing detectives to protect their homes and investigate servants they suspect of being in the employ of militant suffragettes. Those suffragettes are now accused of damaging things in the homes of the rich. Fifteen year old Vito Genovese arrives from Italy and enters the US in New York after debarking from the SS Taormina. Later known as the "Boss of all Bosses" and "Don Vito", he would go on to become one of the most prominent figures in the history of organized crime in America. After reaching an armistice agreement with the Ottomans in the first Balkan war, former allies Greece and Bulgaria begin fighting near Salonika. The first commencement exercise at the new Tennessee State University takes place. The ballet Rite of Spring choreographed by Vaslav Najinsky with music by Igor Stravinski, premiers at the Theatre de Champs-Elysees in Paris. The choreography and music were so radical as to spark a riot in the theater that first night. Art historian, Nigel Simeone, has said that the producer, Sergei Diaghilev wanted a scandal on opening night so sat the students (nouveau dance proponents) next to the aristocrats (ultra-traditionalists who considered Swan Lake to have been radical). It worked.
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Alicia KeysGorgeous day! Beautiful quote a friend sent me "Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them. " -Bob Dylan
Miley Ray Cyrus"Don’t always say the things we mean to say but the feelings that we keep between the sheets as we sleep make the words irrelevant anyway"
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Myspace Official Marcus Canty - One To Watch Myspace via myspace.com Anyone who performs at Harlem's world-famous Apollo theater at age 11 – which has hosted the likes of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin – seems destined for great things. But for much of his youth, Marcus Canty thought he was born to play basketball. See more
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Our journey is not complete.
President Obama's second inaugural address: http://OFA.BO/Zs4hXc
Class of 2013: How Graduates Can Get Ahead
By Jack and Suzy WelchHow can ambitious graduates entering the corporate world quickly distinguish themselves as winners?First of all, forget some of the most basic habits you learned in school. Once you are in the real world &dsh;&dsh; and it doesn't make any difference if you are 22 or 62, starting your first job or your fifth &dsh;&dsh; the way to look great and get ahead is to over&dsh;deliver. For years you've been taught the virtue of meeting specific expectations. And you've been trained to believe that an A&dsh;plus performance means fully answering every question the teacher asks. Those days are over.To get
The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills &dsh; Diving Deep
My son Gotham and I enjoying scuba diving together This is the fourth in a series of posts about skills in awareness; the first three skills were being centered, paying attention, and holding focus. You might want to review them since all four skills make a totality. The reason I'm calling these "skills" is that most people pay very little attention to the quality of their awareness &dsh; they are too distracted by the contents of the mind, the constant flow of thoughts, feelings, and sensations. But if you think about it, the ability to remain centered in a crisis is a skill, as is the
Class of 2013: The Advantages of an Accent
Adapted from Smith College Commencement Address, May 18, 2013Congratulations. You have reached the light at the end of the tunnel. And I'm sure that when you first arrived at Smith you never would have imagined that at the other end of that tunnel would be a lady talking to you from behind a podium in a funny accent. This accent, incidentally, was the bane of my existence &dsh;&dsh; until, that is, I moved to New York in 1980 and met Henry Kissinger, who told me not to worry about my accent, because you can never, in American public life, underestimate the advantages of complete and total incomprehen
Here’s What the Top 1% of Businesses Have in Common (and How You Can Be One of Them)
We all know our economic recovery absolutely depends on small businesses. But not all businesses are made equal. It’s high&dsh;growth businesses that will be essential to our upswing — a recent McKinsey study shows that 1 percent of US companies that are growing at the highest rate account for 40 percent of all net new jobs.Every industry has its high&dsh;growth entrepreneurs: from construction to energy to financial services to tech. And you’ll find them in every area of the country. These powerhouse businesses — which hire, innovate and expand at disproportionately high rate
The Importance of Scheduling Nothing
If you were to see my calendar, you'd probably notice a host of time slots greyed out but with no indication of what's going on. There is no problem with my Outlook or printer. The grey sections reflect "buffers," or time periods I've purposely kept clear of meetings.In aggregate, I schedule between 90 minutes and two hours of these buffers every day (broken down into 30&dsh; to 90&dsh;minute blocks). It's a system I developed over the last several years in response to a schedule that was becoming so jammed with back&dsh;to&dsh;back meetings that I had little time left to process what was going on
Retirement is Not an Option. It’s the Beginning of the End.
Today is my 85th birthday. Before you go congratulating me, let me tell you two things. First of all, I don’t feel 85. Secondly, I’m not about to start acting like I’m 85 either. Here’s why.In 1996, I left Mesa Petroleum, the company I had founded 40 years before. I was 68. The very next day, I opened a new office – BP Capital – and I took on new challenges. It was the best thing I could have ever done for myself. So many of my friends and peers, once they hit 65, they didn't stay active or engaged. Sad to say but they didn't stay around long either. I too
Real Change From Day One
President Obama promised change, but he could not deliver it. I promise change, and I have a record of achieving it. This is why I am running for president. I know how to change the course the nation is on, how to get us to a balanced budget and how to build jobs and rising take&dsh;home pay. Accomplishing real change is not something I just talk about&dsh;&dsh;it is something I have done. And it is what will do when I am President of the United States. If you believe we can do better, if you believe America should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then I ask you to vote f
The Mavs Are a Business Unlike Any Other
When you own a professional sports team it doesn't take long to realize that owning a team is unlike owning any other business. On one hand the competitive side of ownership is a driving force. I want to win championships. I want to win every game. Not just for me, but for the entire organization and all of North Texas and for Mavs fans everywhere. Thirteen years into owning the Mavs and it still hurts every time we lose. I still have a hard time sleeping after any game we lose.On the other side, the Mavs are a business. I want to make a profit. But unlike every other business, making the mos
Britain and the United States: A Partnership Without Parallel
The relationship between Britain and the United States is a partnership without parallel. Day in day out, across the world, our diplomats and intelligence agencies work together, our soldiers serve together, our businesses trade with each other. In Afghanistan, our armed forces are together defending the stability that will make us all safer.In the global economic race, our businesses are doing more than $17 billion of trade across the Atlantic every month. And in a changing world, our nations share a resolve to stand up for democracy, enterprise and freedom. We have discussed many issues to
Class of 2013: Start Designing Your Life
Here’s the commencement speech I gave at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Information in 2010. It’s been adapted a bit for length, but my advice to you is the same: start designing your life.I am a designer and I was trained at an educational institution very different from this. I was trained to play a very specific role as a designer of the products we surround ourselves with. I was taught to use my skills to create products that are more attractive, easier to use, and more desirable—and I spent the first several years of my career doing exactly that. The only problem was
Class of 2013: Uncertainty Is the Only Sure Thing
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak to the 2013 class of Northeastern University in Boston. This is an abbreviated version of my speech.It’s truly an honor to stand before you just at the moment when you're leaving this great university and about to step into your life, the script of which is yet to be written. I’m sure many of you are more than a little concerned about what the future will bring. I just want to say to you today that not only is your future uncertain, but the overwhelming likelihood is that it’s far more uncertain than you think.And that&rsquo
The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self&dsh;Control for Success
Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s CEO, asked me to discuss the premise of the “marshmallow test” in relation to the future success of entrepreneurs and business leaders.For those unfamiliar with this legendary experiment, in the marshmallow test four&dsh;year&dsh;olds were given a marshmallow, but told that if they waited seven or eight minutes, they could have two then – not just the one. Fourteen years later, when they were tracked down, those kids who waited turned out to be better learners, more popular, and still able to delay gratification in pursuit of their goals.That a
The Power of Transparent Communication
In my first post, I outlined a number of leadership principles that are critical to a successful corporate turnaround. As part of my goal to share regular updates and insights into HP’s turnaround, one area I wanted to focus on in particular is the importance of open and transparent communication.Poor communication not only hurts collaboration and execution within a company, but it invariably expresses itself externally — from sales to customer service to an organization’s relationship with their partners.Improving how we communicate and work together across the business has
Class of 2013: Plan and Prepare
I have always been a huge believer in the importance of education and although I went straight into work after leaving school one of my proudest achievements over the course of my career was graduating from Harvard Business School in 2003 as a mature student.I have been extremely lucky over the last few years to be honored by a number of Universities across the country including University of East London, and I am very proud and delighted to accept these awards for my contribution to business. As well as being thrilled to be given such recognition it has also given me the opportunity to speak
Why A Woman's Network? Why Now?
I am investing in 85 Broads, the 30,000&dsh;strong professional women’s network founded by the well&dsh;before&dsh;her&dsh;time Janet Hanson.For most of my career, I tried to avoid the topic of being a woman in business, vaguely concerned that talking too much about it would hold me back in some way. My standard response: “Oh gosh, I never really think about being a woman in business. I’m just focused on getting the job done.”But I’ve been thinking about it over the past year…..a lot.And it’s not just because of the fairness issue, important though that is. It&rsquo
Class of 2013: Give Yourself a Chance to Fail
Almost 50 years ago today, I sat in that exact same chair as you, looking up at some supposedly inspirational person who would help set my life course. My mother and sisters thought it was a remarkable talk. I don’t recall a word. As I look back, here’s what I wished that commencement speaker had said.If you want to get ahead, work harder than everyone else doing the same work. Everyone here has enough ability to take you just about any place you want to go. I remember talking with Dominic Ng, the Chairman and CEO of East&dsh;West Bank in Los Angeles. It was about 15 years ago. He was
Class of 2013: Here Are the 3 Secrets of Highly Successful Graduates
[That's me, on the right, at Stanford graduation.]It's graduation season again and I know that there are a great many students graduating who don't feel ready for the new world of work. It's true that the world is changing dramatically, but as a new grad I want you to know that if you have anxiety about what to do next and where you fit in an uncertain and ever&dsh;changing world, you're not alone. I know the feeling &dsh;&dsh; it took me 15 years after I graduated to figure out what I was doing with my life and I still am figuring it out today. Shaping your career is a lifelong process.To help new gr
Class of 2013: The Top 10 Lessons You'll Need
Speaking to you today marks a milestone in my life. I am 40 years old. Twenty&dsh;two years ago, when I was in your seat, I never, ever thought I would be 40 years old.The implications of being your speaker frightens me. For one thing, when a 40&dsh;year&dsh;old geeser spoke at my baccalaureate ceremony, he was about the last person I'd believe. I have no intention of giving you the boring speech that you are dreading. This speech will be short, sweet, and not boring.I am going to talk about hindsights today. Hindsights that I've accumulated in the 20 years from where you are to where I am. Don't blindly
I always believe in getting to the point. And the point of this is to get you to buy Brothers Emanuel. Is LinkedIn the right platform to do a plug for my brother’s book? Probably not. But fuck it, I’m doing it anyway.There’s a running theme through Brothers Emanuel, which Zeke, Rahm and I have integrated into our personal and professional lives. And that is, to always look out for each other. It’s a lesson our parents instilled in us and it’s what we preach to our kids.Anyone who knows me, knows that I love taking risks. And my biggest risks would have easily fai
Stop the Hate: A series!
I have been thinking for a while now of a series of blog posts about handling trolls, haters and other undesirables online, and I think it's time to publish them and Stop the Hate! In my years publishing a blog, a feminist zine, participating in dozens of communities, being a forum moderator, building social media sites &dsh;&dsh; and being a woman in a male&dsh;dominated industry &dsh;&dsh; I've seen all kinds of trolling, spamming, hating and awful behavior. The question I will try to answer is: What do you do when you've been attacked online? First of the series will be: How to attract trolls.
I Am Back on Chinese Social Media!
Last night at around 9PM, my hiatus from Chinese Weibo (Sina, Tencent, Sohu) ended.Many people wondered what I would say. I simply said "I'm back", along with a cartoon of the Terminator and the Big Gray Wolf (a Chinese cartoon character), both with the famous saying "I'll be back!".I then thanked my supporters (this part is hard to translate)!And I posted three songs:\r\nStefanie Sun 《Believe》: Today ended with my diary blank. It is fine. I don't mind.\r\nMartina McBride《Valentine》: If there were no words, no way to speak, I would still hear you.
Can You Fire Your Boss?
What ever happened as a result of Greg Smith's open resignation letter to Goldman Sachs? I wrote a blog post &dsh; 143 years to grow a brand – 1 day to destroy. Where is he now? And more importantly did it make a difference to the culture a Goldman Sachs?Twenty years ago when I worked in corporate Australia – I was particularly uninspired by my direct manager, the fact that I thought he was not very clever was perhaps not very conducive to a productive work relationship with him. After putting up with him for about 6 months, my colleagues and I thought we would vote with our feet. And
PIMCO's 2013 Secular Outlook: New Normal...Morphing
The New Normal has morphed to include consequential elements of a "stable disequilibrium." In the midst of notable multi&dsh;speed dynamics, the global economy as a whole is muddling along a road that will give way over the next three to five years to one of two stark alternatives: either global growth, institutional and political renewal in the West and safe deleveraging; or growth shortfalls that cause financial instability, fuel greater social tensions, accentuate political dysfunctions and complicate debt traps. Our Secular Forum analysis identified eight key themes for investors, a
Lean Startup Conference at SXSW 2013
The Lean Startup Community recently partnered with two&dsh;time Sundance&dsh;winning director Ondi Timoner (DIG! & WE LIVE IN PUBLIC) & her innovation portal, A TOTAL DISRUPTION, to capture the Lean Startup Conference at SXSW 2013. The day was chock full of great talks from Travis Kalanick (über), Scott Chacon (Github), Joe Zadeh (Airbnb), Sam Shank (HotelTonight), Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures), Nicole Lazzaro (Xeodesign Inc.), Jennifer Pahlka (Code for America), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media), Kathryn Minshew (The Muse), Ross Snyder (Etsy), Udi Nir (ModCloth), Dave McClure, and myself.
Class of 2013: Master These 15 Simple Skills
College graduates: Congratulations on your degrees! I got mine 15 years ago this month at Boston University, and so I thought that, today, I'd share with you 15 simple things I've learned to do since college. Some of them are more serious than others, and some come with more stories and experiences than others, but I hope you'll find them all to be worth your time. In an increasingly complex world, I, for one, prefer simplicity in my life &dsh; I like knowing what to do and not to do. So, without further ado: 1) Pursue your passions.After I graduated from BU, I had a B.A. in Psyc
“Managing Up” When Your Boss Has You Down
Do you love your job, but hate your boss?If you don’t manage your relationship with your boss, it will manage you…out!!!Unfortunately, many employees face this problem and might even quit their jobs despite the fact that they may really love the companies they work for and the positions they hold. This dilemma prevents them from realizing their full potential, contributing value to their organizations, and most importantly, looking forward to getting up each morning.Whether it’s the bully boss, the micromanager, the clueless wonder, the ego&dsh;maniac, the blamer, the credit&dsh;
Why Silicon Valley’s Heyday Might be Over
In 2002, PayPal, the online payments giant, was sold to eBay for a cool $1.5 billion. Overnight, many of PayPal’s core employees got very rich. Rather than calling it a day, however, the so&dsh;called PayPal mafia went on to found and invest in a wave of new start&dsh;ups. You may have heard of some: Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Yelp, Zynga and Kiva . . . to name just a few.From one buyout, an entire ecosystem of wildly successful tech companies was spawned in Silicon Valley. In fact, over the last decade, the PayPal Mafia’s track record has been nothing short of extraordinary, with one p
#SNAPChallenge Day 7 Reflections, December 10, 2012
Over the past week I have been sharing my personal experience of eating less than I am accustomed to, because I wanted to personally confront what I know millions of Americans deal with everyday &dsh;&dsh; the lack of sufficient, safe, and nutritious food. I will end the SNAP Challenge today but my attention and commitment to addressing food access does not stop here. I ask you to join me and those in your community who are working towards a just and sustainable food system that nourishes everyone.Today is a fitting day to make this re&dsh;commitment. Sixty&dsh;four years ago today, 48 countries inclu
The Empowerment Trilogy: Part Three
How to Empower Your IndustryWhat is your responsibility to your industry?You may think that this is a silly question. After all, you are already responsible to your workers, your customers, perhaps your shareholders. Why should your industry be on this list at all? I would argue that any business must see itself as part of a larger matrix. When you work for the good of your business, you should also be working for the good of your larger society. This is a big challenge, but a necessary one. You can start by working to better your industry.One way I do this is by looking for ways to export my
Class of 2013: Your Degree Doesn’t Mean Squat
Simply having a college degree will not get you hired. We need to break away from this idea. In all reality, most employers could care less about your GPA or where you went to school.Today, getting hired in entry&dsh;level positions requires experience and fine&dsh;tuned skills, not a 4.0 GPA. This probably isn’t what most new grads want to hear, but it’s the truth.Many new college graduates enter their job search with a why&dsh;wouldn’t&dsh;someone&dsh;hire&dsh;me mindset. But most employers aren’t going to take on an entry&dsh;level hire unless they’re certain they’ll positively im
Three Diseases that Should Frighten You
It’s understandable to be concerned about the potential of infectious diseases like avian flu. But there are other diseases – non&dsh;infectious diseases – that are even more frightening and are already destroying millions of lives at this very moment. One of these diseases is preventable; another mostly can be prevented; and the third is completely out of our control and threatens the lives of millions.The first of these is Type 2 diabetes. It contributes to more than 230,000 deaths each year and causes almost 70,000 people a year to lose a lower limb. Once known primarily as a
Is Your Child the Next Great Chef?
Don’t worry, I’m not trying to put pressure on you! I’m a firm believer that people find their own passions. In fact, my mother would be the first to say that being a chef was the last occupation she would’ve ever pushed me towards for the simple fact that she has never enjoyed cooking. But she also was very encouraging when it became clear that I loved being in the kitchen, even if it meant that I spent more time in her mother’s kitchen than in ours. Scroll to the bottom for some famous chefs who started early!Unlike our home, my Grandmother Helga treated her ho
Where I Work: Smash Your Walls!
Here's why you should embrace the disruption, noise and democracy of an office&dsh;less office.1. Our office has no offices. There are nearly 70 people who work here every day&dsh;&dsh;fifty full&dsh;time and twenty&dsh;ish part&dsh;time&dsh;&dsh;and none of them spends time in an office. In fact, nobody even has a wall. Technically, we're not even seated at desks. Instead, we purchased 80 plain flat tables from Ikea. These tables are arranged in quads...without any partitions or walls. We do spend $300 per quarter on white orchids&dsh;&dsh;one per quad.Is it noisy? No. There is a white noise sound of people typing, chatting, writi
Five Simple Rules, and Additional Tips to Make Yourself into a True Travel Warrior
For the past 20 years, I have travelled extensively all around the world for business. During that time I learned how to optimize most aspects of travel to turn something that most hate to do into one of my favorite things. I'll try to share my tips and tricks in this post, so you can become a true travel warrior. Some of these you may have heard before but I wish I’d known them a lot earlier than now. As a disclaimer, these tips might not work for everyone, I’m also including advice involving taking various medications and vitamins, and I'm no doctor. So use your judgment, and fo
Learning from Failure is Good, Not Bad
Lucy Kellaway recently wrote an article for the Financial Times called "Bad is the new good &dsh; except that it isn't," calling it a new fashion in business circles. Take a topic that used to be considered something bad and call the new black. She calls out several examples, including my recent post on the HBR Review Blog about failure.Here's what she said:\r\nA recent Harvard Business Review blog argues that failure is so fantastic that organisations ought to hold a regular “fail&dsh;fest” at which employees wear a pink feather boa and celebrate their cock&dsh;ups. This is not only
1/2 Of Earth's Population Lives In This Circle
This map blew my mind. Look at what a tiny region of the planet contains more than HALF the living people! I then learned that if you took the whole planet and everyone lived at the density of Manhattan, then everyone would fit inside of Texas. And if all 7 billion people were shoulder to shoulder, we'd fit in Los Angeles.
What Do Buyers Really Want in a Home?
What sets one home apart from another as buyers are touring homes? What features do buyers truly need, and which amenities would they merely view as a bonus? The National Association of Realtors has tried to answer those questions (and more) with the recently released 2013 Profile of Buyers' Home Feature Preferences. The survey was completed by buyers who purchased a home between 2010 and 2012.According to the study:\r\nThe typical buyer bought a home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. About half of homes purchased were on a single level, while two&dsh;fifths were on two levels. Garages w
Innovation on the Edges in 1925 &dsh; 3M
In their book, The Power of Pull, John Seely Brown and John Hagel write a lot about “innovation on the edges.” Instead of stocking assets and control in the center of an organization and managing and planning everything, they argue that organizations should pull resources in as they need them. They argue that a lot of critical innovations will be found on the edges of the organization or the network. I often describe the Media Lab as a place where we use undirected research to discover answers to questions that we haven’t asked yet because you don’t know to look t
How social sellers make it to the top: Insights from LinkedIn Sales Connect
Earlier this month, we at Hearsay Social had the opportunity to be a part of LinkedIn Sales Solutions' inaugural summit, hosted by Mike Derezin (Global Head of Sales, Sales Solutions, LinkedIn) at the W Hotel in San Francisco. It was an incredibly inspiring event about how the selling discipline has evolved in the social era. I myself learned a tremendous amount and wanted to share the top takeaways. Selling experts panel, from left to right: Jill Konrath, Kurt Shaver, Miles Austin, Koka Sexton. Most of your customers are on social networks&dsh;&dsh;that’s a given. But did you know that 75%