Here is a good reminder for the week ahead: "God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which He must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves." -A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God
Denison Witmer has a new record out! Support good music.
Another great piece from Seth Godin: "What does your brand stand for?"
Having grown up at church potlucks, Jon Acuff's potluck menu is really funny and he completely nailed it.
Lacey and I had our first AirBNB booking experience this week for a place in Paris. Excited to see it work.
I love what Zambikes is doing.
Now that I have cleared out about 5,000 photos off my phone, I finally have room to play around with some photo editing and not worry about space on my phone. I have really been excited about Mextures and the new VSCO. Here's one of my first edits using Mextures:
I love what Tim Keller said here yesterday: "Christ is not about trying harder; it means transferring our trust away from ourselves and resting in him."
Love reading pieces confirming the legitimacy of Baylor as a "whole university" like this one on the new Baylor Stadium! (Doesn't hurt to have RGIII set the single-season record for most jerseys ever sold.)
TripIt really is amazing for organizing travel. If you don't have it, it's time.
Came across this list of great places to eat and drink in San Diego from Thrillist which is a satisfyingly comprehensive list.
Not sure if you've spent any time on Foundry Collective's website, but you need to. They are so good at what they do.
Such a cool video. Teehan+Lax developed a system to make hyperlapse videos using Google Street View. (via Kottke)
Insane to think that Baylor Homecoming 10 years ago was my first time to step foot on the most amazing university's campus. Wish we could have been there this weekend. Sic 'Em!
Man, am I excited for Coldplay's new live DVD:
It seems like RGIII just always wants to make me cry.
By the way, music is not dead. Taylor Swift sold 1.2 million records in her first week. Wow.
Also this week, The Tree Ring released their new record. Listen to the first few songs here ... they're incredible:
- (And Merry early Sufjan Christmas.)
It's September! What?!
- Being a lover of San Diego, this video by Kevin Falk (from XOXO Wedding Studio) is really is fun to watch. We live in a beautiful city.
I am really excited to share the latest from my extremely talented cousin, Stephen Greenwood: Polygon. Read about & watch it here. This series will give a brief history of video game publications, and why there's never a good time to launch a new one. Stephen has a knack for making interesting content really interesting. Excited to keep up with this.
You've probably heard of Mint, but if for some reason you don't have an app to track your personal finances, you have to give it a shot. Mint hooks up with your debit/credit cards, has great iOS apps, keeps budgets for you ... it's incredibly useful.
I haven't listened to The Album Leaf in a while, but I stumbled onto his new record, the original soundtrack for "Torey's Distraction", on Spotify and have really loved it. Incredibly calming, more acoustic than previous records, nice etherial guitar work, perfect background music. I will be working to this during late nights for the foreseeable future.
If you haven't to J. Thoven yet, here's a Labor Day weekend treat for you:
"Ignore this book at your own peril." -Seth Godin
This quote proudly sits on top of the cover and as far as business is concerned, I whole-heartedly agree. Recently while in Canada, I read "Rework" for the second time and it continues to infuse freshness into how I spend my time while working and how I think about building a product (currently ZenCash).
Jason Fried, founder of 37signals, has done a lot of things well. Aside from running an incredibly profitable business, the lens he sees business through is really fun to take a peek through.
A few thoughts I especially appreciated from the text:
Marketing is something everyone in your company is doing 24/7/265.
Press releases are spam ... your first introduction is this vague, generic note you also send to everyone else? Is that the impression you want to make? Is that really going to get you the story? Instead, call someone. Write a personal note ... Do something meaningful. Be remarkable. Stand out. Be unforgettable. That's how you'll get the best coverage.
Plans more than a few pages long just wind up as fossils in your file cabinet.
Figure out the next most important thing and do that.
These are only a few of several great points that stood out. I ask that if you are running and/or starting a business that you take a night or two to let this inspire you.
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