But there would be no new orifices created that day. Chestnut, the founder of email marketing and newsletter company MailChimp, does things a little differently. He stormed into the marketing and design departments and demanded they come up with a coloring book called Love What You Do, featuring baby Freddie Chimpenheimer (excerpt: “Hi I’m Freddie. It’s fun to be me! Is it fun to be you?”). Sure, the CEO was a little concerned that he hadn’t known about the tag, but, as he noted in a blog post on the incident, it was “pretty spot-on, so I got over it.” … [Read more...] about Creative Cultures: MailChimp Grants Employees “Permission To Be Creative”
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Connecting your iPhone to a PC for texting and calling is . . . well, anything but straightforward (or possible, in many cases). However, if you’ve got a Dell or Alienware PC, you can try the Mobile Connect app, which is a good start, although far from perfect. It might be a cold day in you-know-where before we see seamless iPhone-to-PC integration. … [Read more...] about 7 daily productivity hacks to help you work smarter in 2021
In its report, the firm maintained a neutral rating on Disney stock but raised its price target to $160, up $21. “We look forward to revisiting our Disney valuation when the company provides added disclosure on its new reporting structure,” the report states. … [Read more...] about DANG! Disney stock is in the same league as tech giants Amazon, Netflix, and Google, says analyst report
There’s always been a subculture of sewers who have made new pieces from vintage garments. Over the past five years, some of these makers have had success selling on resale marketplaces like Depop and Poshmark. (I recently profiled Bella McFadden, who earned more than $1.26 million on Depop selling upcycled fashion.) Labels like FanFare and Zero Waste Daniel focus exclusively on upcycling. Similar to Patagonia, Eileen Fisher also upcycles its own garments in-house. … [Read more...] about Patagonia has had enormous success with upcycled clothing. Could other brands follow?
Want to make that side project into paid gigs? Share it Maybe you’d like to use personal work to get freelance gigs. To start with, Lee says simply sharing your work can have a huge impact. Even if you’re self-conscious about the work, Lee says it’s an opportunity. Personal work showcases the power of storytelling in a way a client project can’t, he says. “When you’re doing professional work, your main objective is to sell something. With personal projects, you’re not really trying to sell something. There’s a personal story behind that journey.” He’s found that people are interested in this because it’s more engaging; he’s even gotten job offers out of it. … [Read more...] about ‘Ideas are nothing; doing is everything’: 5 tips for getting your creative project off the ground