Category: Cool Stuff
Some things are too beautiful to not share
This is Bear’s Den, a British Folk Rock group that play some of the most beautiful music you’ve ever heard. I don’t post a lot of music here, but damn – this is incredibly moving. Also, I might have a dash of beard-envy. Enjoy.
Fu-Go, The Japanese’s best kept secret weapon of WWII
One of my absolute favorite things of late is listening to awesome podcasts like Radiolab and This American Life. I love stories, and these guys consistently tell some of the coolest ones around. On this recent Radiolab podcast I heard the story about the Japanese secret weapon, the Fu-Go. I’m a big WWII buff and I’d…
Don’t be a Lumberg – The Sacred Duty of All Leaders
Yeah. I’m posting a commercial. It works. It works, unfortunately, because we’ve all been there. Some of us are there right now. “Ah! You see this bulk? This bulk is great. Mmmmm. Look at it go.” If you’re responsible for other people you have a sacred duty to not waste their time. You have an…
We’re all Liars?
Seth Godin’s book, “All Marketers Are Liars” is available in audio format for free on Youtube. It’s a great synthesis of a lot of his recent ideas from TED talks and various interviews. I’m in love with his message of authenticity, honesty, and story telling. These really are my favorite things and my sticking points…
Sift Media has the right culture
While checking out the best of Slideshare 2014, I came across this gem. For anyone reading my blog, or anyone that knows me, this perfectly encapsulates my thinking on Company Culture and what it should be. Give it a quick run through and I think you’ll fall in love with it.
Auto-Calculating Carpet Loss of Life Excel Build
Yeah, it sounds like a mouthful, but you get it. With 2500+ bedrooms, anything we can do to make mundane tasks faster is a life saver, so we’re always looking for ways to make our lives easier (see our Mission Statement post). Below is a sample shot of a feature I added to our Excel…
I think you’ll relate…
Thank God It’s Monday! No, Seriously…
Thank God It’s Monday! No, Seriously….
“Too Many Mind” or Why you feel flustered
I was watching “The Last Samurai” the other night on AMC with the movie notes (love that) and a scene stood out to me. At one point, Tom Cruise is getting his butt handed to him by a high-ranking Samurai and his host stops the sparring long enough to tell him: Nobutada: Please forgive, too…