Poynter has a good story that looks at how REI transitioned from using a traditional catalog to publishing a magazine called Uncommon Path. As the article points out, this “uncommon path” of producing a magazine may actually becoming more common as corporate marketers continue to […]

It’s the holiday season, and it’s also the time of year when media outlets publish their lists for the best books of the year. Here are just a few: The Best of 2019 NPR’s favorite books of the year New York Times 10 Best Books […]

This is one my reading list this month; I can’t wait to read it: The History of Philosophy by A. C. Grayling. From the publisher: “The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the […]

Twenty-five years ago, a man in New York set aside some old recordings he found in his basement. He finally got around to investigating his find and he discovered that he had rare broadcasts of World War II, including this one made during the D-Day […]

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:  

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 […]

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 […]