February 24, 2015 would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. As Seth Godin points out, “Jobs’ contribution wasn’t invention. Technology breakthroughs didn’t come out of his basement the way they did from Land or Tesla. Instead, his contribution was to have a point of view.” In the spirit of Steve Jobs, let’s name today Make a Ruckus Day, celebrating the man who once said, “I want to put a ding in the universe” and consistently encouraged all of us to make a difference that matters.
All I ever hear is Marcia Marcia Marcia
The 2015 Super Bowl features Marcia Brady (played by actor Danny Trejo) that made me snicker a bunch.
Take A Cue From Cliff Divers
A young man dives from a 30-foot cliff over a waterfall inside Casa Bonita, a Mexican-themed “entertainment” restaurant in Denver, Colo. That’s his job; he dives again and again for the enjoyment of dining patrons. Between dives he admits, “I
Get Some Sleep!
Our lack of sleep deprives us of the capacity to excel. There was a time I chose to sleep only a few hours a night. I commuted between continents for months and then from the East Coast to West Coast
Girls Gone Engineering
Perhaps the reason only 7% of engineers are women is because rather than persevering, we interpret early failures to mean we need to change our interests to increase the likelihood we’ll succeed. A new book, Rosie Revere, Engineer, can offer girls another way.
Hello world! (again)
One fun aspect of rebuilding a website–well, other than the late night cursing at the screen when something doesn’t work, which leads to more hours of cursing at the moon–is that you discover things like “Hello World” blog posts tucked
I do believe in magic
“When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present, and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it…We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get out on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age.” From Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon