I recently finished How to Be a Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci, which I thought was a very good introduction to the ancient philosophy. Here is his introduction video from TEDx on the same subject:
I think this will be a very interesting and entertaining documentary, coming to Netflix later this month: Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates.
Retailers and brands are finding new value in an “old” medium. Kayleigh Barber has an interesting look at the value of print in Folio. Magazines cast a wider net for new audience and build deeper relationships with their readers, she writes. Brands such as Callaway […]
I think this is a great piece of content marketing by Birkenstock. On their site, Birkenstock has included profile videos of unique personalities, who happen to enjoy the brand’s footwear. It humanizes the brand and makes that connection with the consumer. Here is a favorite: Professor […]
During the first five months of 2019, journalism job losses have been the worst in more than a decade, according to data recently compiled by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the industry shed 7, 914 jobs during the […]
A lost album from Miles Davis may be available in the fall. It’s called Rubberband, and it was recorded in 1986 and it incorporates various forms of funk, jazz, soul and dance from the time. Read more about the work at Open Culture. An excerpt: […]
Have you ever had a book completely change your mind on an important issue? This Guardian article features several prominent thinkers who speak about the books that influenced their thinking enough to change their minds. Here is one featured response: Jessie Burton, author of The Restless […]
This sweet video shows why the world’s best mathematicians are hoarding what they believe to be the world’s best chalk: Hagoromo, from Japan. But now it’s becoming hard to find.
Axios has an alarming summary of comments made by Nicco Mele, director of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, to the Wall Street Journal. Half of existing newspapers could be gone, soon. The trends are familiar to those who work in the […]
Reporters Without Borders has released its 2019 Global Press Freedom Index. The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries featured in the report, making it the third straight year it has fallen in the rankings.
I’m looking forward to reading the latest book from Raghuram Rajan called The Third Pillar. Rajan is a finance professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was also the 23rd gover of the Reserve Bank of India from 2013 to 2016. […]