June 3, 2013 – San Diego, California

Links: June 3, 2013

  • 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.

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April 12, 2013 – San Diego, California

Weekend Links: April 12, 2013

October 22, 2012 – San Diego, CA

Weekend Links: November 4, 2012

  • 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:

September 1, 2012 – San Diego, CA

Weekend Links: September 1, 2012

It's September! What?!

  • 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.

  • If you've been here before, you know that I. love. Paper Route. Well, as of this week, you can watch and read about their new video for "You & I" and you can pre-order the record.

  • Brandon posted a great article by Seth Godin on playing nice with others. Read Seth's thoughts here.

  • Graham launched his new SquareSpace site yesterday. Check it out at gdodd.com. Proud brother here.

  • 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:

July 31, 2012 – Sunshine Coast, Canada

Jason Fried: Rework

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"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.

Get it here.

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