Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Some things to read in case you are going to stare at your phone to get away from your family.
This podcast is going to make me start a new tradition with my daughter. Shawn Achor talks about how happiness fuels your success. He talks about how writing down what you are grateful for on a regular basis helps your mindset for the rest of the day.
I like the Entreleadership podcast that comes out each Monday. Good interviews. Shawn’s interview is No. 121.
A new business model for the web? The subscription wars are here.
Fast Company has not been good at predictions. But I like this one: “Mission Will Trump Money.” I really think I want to not work for a business but a movement.
Michael Lewis, one of the highest paid journalists on the planet, has another movie coming out based on his novel. His latest is one about credit-default swaps. That’s when you know you are a great writer.
I will not see the movie “Creed,” but got to respect Rocky. “…You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done…” — Rocky Balboa
VR is the next big thing. Thanks to @ocolly great Ryan McNeill who is now at Reuters who showed me the NY Times virtual reality app. One story put you right in the middle of a food drop from a plane in Africa. Holy. Crap. This is how we are going to get audiences what they want the most — right in the middle of the news. Download the NYTVR app and check out the future.
Voter is a Tinder-like app for picking political candidates. Fast Company asks a great question: If politics were more like dating, would more young people participate? (I say yes and not just for young people.)
Everyone who gets this email newsletter needs to be on Upwork.com, the site that will set you up with freelance work and help you network. This is how businesses are starting to work now and will be the norm before you know it.
Exactly: “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” — Malcolm Forbes
Everyone should be sick of Marvel and its superhero shows. But they keep producing great stuff. The new “Jessica Jones” show on Netflix comes after a great series on a usually lame character, Daredevil. Their formula? Set up a standard and meet it. So entertaining.
The origin of Russell Westbrook: “Outwork them,” his father would say. “Outwork them all.”
I say this all the time when I complain about something: “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” — Winston Churchill
Before everyone else knows: How Revolve became the biggest, trendiest, most profitable e-commerce startup you’ve never heard of
Why I like to drive: In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth.
The trend continues: U.S. pay TV providers lost 357,000 net subscribers in the third quarter, more than double the loss in the year-earlier period.
Seth Godin nails it: Advertising’s hidden design and its impact on our culture
If you want traffic you will need to pay for it. Exhibit A: Facebook’s referral traffic to the top 30 publishers dropped 32% from January to October.
So this is a thing? Snapchat has 6 billion video views per day, according to sources close to the company.
How CEO Mark Parker keeps Nike in the lead. A good profile on a leading businessman and innovator. My Nike Free shoes were his idea.
And a good read on Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on how he is rethinking work.
An interesting report from Vice, who is trying new ways to report the news: The Last Gun Store in San Francisco Just Closed
The NY Times has an 11-person team focused on messaging and push alerts. And I believe we all will soon. Not kidding.
This should be the mantra for every news organization and every business on earth: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin
THIS is storytelling about Paris. Thank you ESPN.
Finally. Retail delivery company Instacart is adding a new wrinkle to its Austin service: Alcohol delivered to your door.
The List app is catching on. Cool kids are going to it.
Can we please do this, American society? “If you want to build community, you have to configure space that encourages certain behavior.” — Molly Shi Boren, wife of OU prez
When the truth ends up on an editing room floor about the movie “Spotlight.”
We can only wish: This billionaire sold his company — then gave his employees $85 million
Before Bedlam, a love story between the OU QB Baker Mayfield and an OSU sports journalist.
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