The other day, my mother decided it was time to get rid of a lot of the keepsake type stuff she had from my and my sister's childhood. Pictures, school projects, old art, and numerous other things were pulled out and put aside for us to go through in case we wanted to keep any of it. As my wife sifted through it, she came across a report I wrote about myself from the sixth grade. Needless to say, laughter ensued. It got me thinking, though..
This morning I was cruising my social media feed as I normally do. Some friends posted their daily stuff, others posted Amber Alerts that were no longer active (as people tend to), and others still posted political propaganda (which is often extremely polarized and oversimplified). Most of the stuff that came across my feed was the normal stuff that I fly right by looking for something interesting to read or for someone's actual status update that clues me in to what's going on in their lives far away from my city. Then I ran in to the video below. I'm not sure who posted it, but the 8 minutes of bicycle brain twisting was incredibly entertaining, yet also revelatory. Watch.
I've loved baseball since I was a kid. Of all the sports I can get excited about, baseball is the one I always come back to. I don't really follow players or team stats, I just love to watch and play the game. I've got my favorite teams, and I've got the ones I don't like so much, but as long as the game is well played I'm interested. And in life, I've always looked to the great players to learn lessons. Since today is a big day in baseball, we're going to look there for our leadership lesson.
Here's a trip back in the Throwback Thursday machine for you. I wandered over to an old social network page of mine. Yes, I did indeed visit MySpace. A website that, as it seems, just a few short years ago was booming with success. It's changed. Have a look at what I mean.
The 404 error page is quite possibly one of the most overlooked bits of branding on a website. It's a place where an opportunity can be missed or made, and most companies (and designers) don't take the time to get it right. In 2012, Renny Gleeson gave a witty, fascinating, eye-opening talk at TED. In it, he describes the 404 page as an opportunity that we're all missing. It's only four minutes and four seconds, so have a watch.
Imagine breaking wind among a group of your peers. You've got two choices: try to hide it, or admit it was you. Here's what Patrick Lencioni thinks we should be doing to help us overcome our fears of embarrassment and rejection.
The Texas Federal Reserve Bank says the AHCA is too expensive, Ohio wants more minority business contracts, and a textbook buying and selling business is successful at the hands of a 10-year-old. See what happened this week in small business.
The 1960s were the Golden Age of Advertising. Madison Avenue and it's advertisement agencies proved that every penny spent on advertising was worth it. The advertisements themselves were bold, strange, creepy, awkward, and memorable, and they got people talking about the products they showed. Here are some of our favorites.