From Medium.com: “Welcome to Medium – A better place to read and write things that matter. Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative, and it helps you find the right audience for whatever you have to say.”
Here are a few stories:
I Don’t Want to be a Loser
Why I Left Google
Enough with the ROI. Just follow your curiosity.
Little Free Library caught my attention this past year.
What is a Little Free Library?
It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.
LittleFreeLibrary.org is the one stop shop where you can order a little library, join the organization to make it official, and get added to the official Little Library Map. You can share books for free with your friends, neighbors, and community.
The website reads, “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world”. And it’s true.
On their website it states:
“TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference and TEDGlobal — TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.”
Here are some standout videos of ted talks:
Elizabeth Gilbert – Your elusive creative genius
Matt Cutts – Try something new for 30 days
Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability
This is an incredible speech by Steve Jobs. Have revisited it many times as there are valuable lessons in his stories. Take a look at the video, or read the speech. Both available at the link below. Stay young and foolish.
Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005
Say what you will about Lady Gaga, but she’s got talent. She is singing live in this performance on the UK Version of The X Factor. Have listened to Venus about 25 times since Tuesday. So, I wanted to make this a bonus fascination in the truest sense of the word.
From her upcoming album: ARTPOP.
Blue Jasmine is Woody Allen’s newest film starring Cate Blachett. It follows the downward spiral of Blanchett’s Jasmine as she tries to come to grips with her life falling apart. With similarities and inspiration from A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, it is a solid film with exceptional performances. Cate Blanchett is surely going to receive an Oscar nomination, if not win. What works about this film is that it is so steadily directed and performed, you feel in capable hands even as Jasmine’s world unravels.