“I was stuck,” says BrandAxion president Jeff Danzer. advertisement advertisement In September, the marketing strategy entrepreneur says he realized that something was amiss: the projects that used to be getting greenlights were forming a traffic jam at his desk. “I started looking for an executive skills coach because I realized I needed some help,” he says. So he made a post on local-services marketplace Thumbtack. He was looking for chemistry with an executive coach when he met Devin Martin. “I was blown away by the ease with which I was able to speak with him and what he was able to draw out from me in just that first meeting,” he says. “(The reason I came to him) was to help with my business, but Devin was quick to point out that things that were happening in business were rooted in things that were happening in my entire life.” Martin, a Brooklyn-based life coach, helped Danzer set goals for uncovering what was going on in … [Read more...] about A Look Inside The “Wild West” Of Life Coaching
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Asynchronous Video Threading advertisement advertisement I spent the day on Seesmic yesterday and had a 90-post conversation involving several of the members. I’ll say first of all that Seesmic has made TONS of improvements since Andrew Lipson gave me an invite 3 months ago. They’re always making improvements to their site, so this post may very well be outdated relatively soon. 🙂 If you don’t know what Seesmic is, it’s basically like having a conversation with people on a bunch of stickies. In a way, it’s like Twitter, except it’s video and audio instead of text. You get to record a video which goes into the “public” timeline, and other people can watch it just about as soon as you post it. People who see your video can record their own video and make it a reply to your video if they so choose. They relatively recently implemented threading as a one-dimensional, reverse chronological timeline. This was way better … [Read more...] about Asynchronous Video Threading
Three days after the Supreme Court delivered the historic judgment in the Ayodhya case – giving the disputed land to Ram Lalla Virajman to construct a temple, and an alternate 5-acre plot of land to the Sunni Waqf Board – the temple town remained calm.No incidents of communal clashes have been reported so far, courtesy extremely tight security arrangements in sensitive areas across Uttar Pradesh as well as various cities, including Delhi and Mumbai. Security has also been enhanced for the five judges, including Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who delivered the verdict.Here is what is next in the pipeline post-Ayodhya verdict:Close Meeting with NSA related news 100X.VC to invest over Rs 200cr in startups Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar highway, Mughal road remains closed for the 7th day National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met with Hindu and Muslim religious leaders to ensure that communal passions remained under check, The Times of India reported. … [Read more...] about Ayodhya verdict: As historic SC ruling paves way for Ram temple, what’s next?
In Her, Spike Jonze creates a completely new vision of the future. Just not new in the way you might expect. advertisement advertisement When we speak, cinematically, about technology and our future, it is often in menacing tones. Our future movie selves tend to get malevolent things implanted in our bodies. Our cities are dark hellscapes where human survivors of… something… cower, or they are sleek utopias where individual will is crushed by the giant corporations that now control all lifeforms. In his new feature, Jonze portrays a different, nicer kind of future, yet his film still deals with a menace that we know will haunt our tomorrows–loneliness, the longing to connect completely, and the difficulty of doing so. The premise of the film, Jonze’s fourth as a director, is simple. In a Los Angeles of an undefined but near future, a somewhat nerdy lost soul named Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with his operating system–an … [Read more...] about Spike Jonze Imagines The Future Of Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Design, Love, And Pants In “Her”
To the uninitiated, Rick and Morty offers plenty of reasons to stay uninitiated. advertisement advertisement But those reasons are bogus. I first walked into Adult Swim’s sci-fi comedy minefield of mindfuckery in the middle of its second season. By then, the show had already become a word-of-mouth hit. People talked about it as an inevitability: “Have you seen Rick and Morty yet?” And sure enough, after I ingested enough to appreciate its consistency, I thought of several people I either wanted to recommend Rick and Morty to or talk with about it. Somewhere along the line, though, the conversation around the show shifted. The wave of hype that had hoisted it into the cultural zeitgeist came crashing down, and the word of mouth now centered on its apparent toxicity. By late 2017, being a Rick and Morty fan was its own special pejorative. A friend told me that her terrible Tinder date had been a real “Rick and Morty kind of guy,” and I a) knew … [Read more...] about It’s time to forgive ‘Rick and Morty’ for its toxic fandom