meditation-nj:

Big post-meditation crowd at Sunrise Diner in Roselle Park this morning. :-)

This group means so much to me …

meditation-nj:

Big post-meditation crowd at Sunrise Diner in Roselle Park this morning. :-)

This group means so much to me …

Time to (re)ground ourselves in substantial dialogue?

So, I wrote a three-paragraph intro to this link, talking about how this HBR piece resonated with me, and resolving to spend more time adding meat to this blog. Then, when I published the piece, my great thoughts were gone. Only the link remained …

It is going to take a while to digest this one.

The Atlantic's Tom Cochran on "Data as a Media Game Changer"

Cochran’s piece is not only provocative, but eloquent — making one realize how pedestrian so much of the text that passes as “thought leadership” really is. Great ideas simply cannot be expressed by plain language; they require equally powerful articulation to really live and breathe. Making this a very big “Note to Self” …  

Great quote from Cochran: “In order to survive the digital hunger games, media companies must acknowledge that they are data-driven technology companies. The product will always be insightful content, but the delivery methods require ever-evolving emerging technologies.”

beingblog:

“Give me the work and I’ll do it; give me the stew and I’ll stew it; give me the bell and I’ll ring it; give me the song and I’ll sing it!
~Woody Guthrie (born July 14, 1912) from the song Give Me a Nail
photo by Evan Leeson (Taken with Instagram)

Woody Guthrie … 100 years old on Saturday

beingblog:

“Give me the work and I’ll do it; give me the stew and I’ll stew it; give me the bell and I’ll ring it; give me the song and I’ll sing it!

~Woody Guthrie (born July 14, 1912) from the song Give Me a Nail

photo by Evan Leeson (Taken with Instagram)

Woody Guthrie … 100 years old on Saturday

beingblog:

“The stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river…for it knew now where it was going, and it said to itself, ‘there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.’”
-A.A. Milne from The House at Pooh Corner.
Photo by Trey Ratcliff. (Taken with Instagram)

Thank you, as always, Mr. Milne …

beingblog:

“The stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river…for it knew now where it was going, and it said to itself, ‘there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.’”

-A.A. Milne from The House at Pooh Corner.

Photo by Trey Ratcliff. (Taken with Instagram)

Thank you, as always, Mr. Milne …

polychroniadis:

Untitled tree house by  FLORENTIJN HOFMAN.

May we all have a tree house for dreaming our deepest daydreams and plotting their realization ….

polychroniadis:

Untitled tree house by  FLORENTIJN HOFMAN.

May we all have a tree house for dreaming our deepest daydreams and plotting their realization ….

http://instagr.am/p/LqK6BlscwN/

Experimenting with Instagram … Why did an app that makes your pictures look older become so hot? Seems so counterintuitive somehow … But the results are fun — and am following some really excellent photographers there, such as Amanda Charchian and Bob Doran.

Prudential Center, Radiohead

Prudential Center, Radiohead

edfelix:

Great conversation around brands entering the mobile space (via @urbanairship). The pitfalls of CMOs and marketing teams… and how brands should be thinking about and approaching mobile.

I love the way this is filmed and edited … Want to try something like this with our clients.

Creating passion in the workplace: A starter list

Cultivating a workplace where people thrive — not just get through the day — is the key to a highly successful company. Businesses, like people, can just “get by”; but jumping to the next level requires a commitment to taking chances on the counter-reductive. The rules of success have been reduced to a set of assumptions about working long hours, not questioning bosses — ideas that, in their essence, have merit but have been pushed to extremes.

So how to create a workplace where the work feels less like “work”? How to get the unexpected, as well as the expected, out of employees? To the ideas in this article, I would add at least one: Set a good example. Attitude and passion can and do trickle down.