Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend?
Before we get to all that, though, srsly: I’ve come across five provocative links on running a business and on how to nurture and pollinate ideas over the past few weeks and wanted to share.
What have you read recently that’s resonated? I’d love to see your fave recent links in the comments.
Top 5 Links!
Photo credit dierken on Flickr.
Dear Startup CEOs written by Wiley Cerilli for the First Round Capital blog. Cerilli is founder and CEO of SinglePlatform (acquired by Constant Contact in 2012). I heard him speak at a food tech conference a couple months ago, and his post recaps my favorite points of his talk.
- Hire people with positive outlooks, negativity is viral and it only takes one person to turn a team upside down.
- “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin
- And my VERY FAVORITE — all you have to do is look at the tagline of my site to see how important this quote is to me: “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” – George S. Patton
Photo credit nikolajnewyork on Flickr.
This is a series of posters plastered on the blocks surrounding Fort Greene Park in my neighborhood (Fort Greene, Brooklyn).
I saw them on an early evening walk tonight. There were at least five more versions, but these were my favorites.
“Take me: Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure my time.”
“Take me: Neither you nor I are ready to meet.”
“Take me: The first time I didn’t know you. The second time I did.”
I am just blown away by the generosity and love my friends showed me and my roommate Katie last weekend at our house party and the inaugural Chillhouse bash.
It was amazing, amazing, amazing. From friends showing up early and pitching in with getting ready, to my roommate’s fiance shoveling the snow in the backyard, to Patrice doing the Cheesecake Dance at the end of the night and all the funny moments that happened that night, I was so happy and so pleased by the feelings of love in the house. That’s what made it a warm house.
There were a few milestones that day. One: I added my place as a venue to Foursquare. I had said I wouldn’t when I moved in due to privacy issues. I nixed that problem by not using my real address and instead using the address of the childhood home of one of my favorite musicians: The Notorious BIG. Benefits: Seeing a visual representation of the friends who’ve been to my house. Also fun: People adding tips on what you can find at my place, including boobs. Nice. Continue reading
One of my very favorite things in the world is brunch. It’s not a meal. It’s a lifestyle. My last relationship actually started after one particularly memorable brunch with friends.
Flourless chocolate cake at Chez Oskar, my favorite summertime brunch spot
I can’t tell you how crazy my hair drives me on a weekly basis. I write about my hair frequently because I feel a lot of my friends can relate, and the ones who can’t at least want to understand.
I went to see Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair” last week with two girlfriends, one from Trinidad and one who is mixed, like me. [NOTE: “Good Hair” opens October 23 nationwide.] One uses a flat iron to wear her hair straight and the other wears hers natural. Me? I relax mine with chemical relaxer every two months and then spend the weeks in between visiting a Dominican salon to get a wash & set to keep it straight. Continue reading