It is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all.
"You’re on Coke". Really? Odd copy line.
This is one of the best things I’ve seen a brand do in a while.
I love and hate this.
Saw the country’s first #Bitcoin ATM today at Boston’s South Station.
The Return of Andrew’s Job List
A couple of years back, I tried a little experiment, and setup a simple newsletter list designed to connect good people to good jobs.
The idea was driven by the fact that I always seemed to have a steady volume of the two (good people and good jobs) flowing through me as a connection point - and an email list seemed like a good way to make connections more efficiently.
Like a lot of things, it languished as I got busy, and ultimately stopped.
But over the past few weeks, there has been a noticeable uptick in both candidates and companies that have reached out to me asking for connections. So I want to bring the list back.
Here’s how it works.
If you’re a person, looking for a job, sign up here.
Even if you’re not looking, feel free to sign up anyways. I promise that your presence on the list, is always held in confidence. Like any other email list, your role is passive, and you can just sit back and view the jobs that come to you in each installment of the newsletter. If you’re interested in something that you see, reach out to me (I’ll never come to you unsolicited), and if it’s a fit, I’ll help make the connection.
If you’re someone that has a role (or roles) you’re looking to fill, send me an email with a link to the job description at firstname dot lastname at Gmail, and I will include it in the next newsletter.
At most, I’ll send to this list once per week or less.
Here’s where I get to play God.
I’m not looking to be the next Monster.com here, so this isn’t about volume. It’s about connecting people that I know and people that I can vouch for, with good jobs at good companies to which I have some connection.
It works based on my reputation and my judgement, so I am going to really leverage the latter to preserve the former. Meaning, if you sign up to the list, and I don’t really know you, I may not really be able to make any meaningful connections if and when you’re interested in something.
Here’s the link again to the list.
Good luck, and see ya’ll out there.
Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking
Via @mkarolian this morning, I saw that the story of the Ethiopian Airlines hijacking broke on Reddit hours before the media picked it up.
Which isn’t terribly surprising, given the amount of people around the world that track aircraft and listen to the various tower feeds and chatter around the world.
The audio of the chatter between the tower and the hijacking pilot from the Ethiopian Airlines flight during the approach and landing, can be heard here.
It’s a bit tedious at times due to the long pauses and the formalities and codes that are generally used by ATC and the flight crew - all of which are fully in play here, due to the fact that the hijacker in this case was the aircraft’s co-pilot, not some standard terrorist.
But that tedium is actually what makes this audio compelling. In my opinion anyhow.
There’s something truly fascinating about a situation that is normally so chaotic (a hijacking), unfolding with the calm and orderly formality that normally comes with ATC instructing a pilot in for landing.
Worth a listen in the background of whatever you’re doing today.
We looked to [see] if anybody was finishing in that amount of time, and there was one person who finished with just three minutes longer than there is content. So basically, three total minutes of break in roughly 13 hours.
What happens at Netflix when House of Cards goes live
The entire Globe Direct user journey in two simple steps. #boston
Everybody wants to have a goal: I gotta get to that goal, I gotta get to that goal, I gotta get to that goal. Then you get to that goal, and then you gotta get to another goal. But in between goals is a thing called life that has to be lived and enjoyed — and if you don’t, you’re a fool.
A beautiful New York Times remembrance of Sid Caesar, legendary comedian from the early days of television, and an equally beautiful reminder that presence is far more rewarding than productivity.
(via Austin Kleon)
The Internet has made it too easy to come up with ideas; the challenge now is making them happen in a world of reducing budgets and media clusterfucks. You need to know how something is going to be made, what it’s gonna cost, how it will be distributed, and you need to 100 percent believe that you can make that happen. Clients don’t buy ideas; they buy people.
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Love these sneakers from Reebok.
'bout had it with winter. (at Heart)
Just got this email from Twitter. The brand laziness is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!