@courtney4_24 says I’ve put too much #coffee stuff in the kitchen so I’ve moved on to the bedroom.
Thanks @chroniclecoffeeco for the bag.
#coffeeart #stlcoffee #roommatemayhem #courtneysnofun
Last week I was at a local music venue, Off Broadway listening to Otis Gibbs. An Americana artist from Indiana.
He was putting on a great show but it took a new spin for me as I began to look around at the audience. He was singing songs about struggle in the country and hard times. I could see how much it was resonating with my fellow listeners.
It struck me that to many of these people, this was more than just a song, it was their story.
A great reminder to me of how much emotion and weight a song can carry.
My #coffee situation is clearly out of control.
Bought a scale and now weighing beans & water to ensure a 1:16 ratio that baristas recommend. #NerdAlert
A dynamite interview that I’d recommend for everyone.
I continue to be impressed by esquire magazine. I’m relatively new to the publication but in spite of sometimes obnoxious or extremely provocative covers a lot of the editorial pieces are sharp as hell.
Scott Rahb’s section, ESQ&A is fun and the immediate past issue in which he interviews Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater is great! The whole piece is worth reading but there is a point (see above) where Linklater respond to a question from Rahb about being “self taught” to which Linklater takes issue.
Just another way of pointing out that pedigree isn’t required. A lot of times its just our way or proving we are worthy as opposed to just going out and doing it without ‘asking permission.”
A man down the hall from my office is packing his up for the last time. He is retiring.
He showed me his office once and a picture of his involvement in building The Arch… and standing on-top-of it!
As I think about this, I’m reminded that I’m taking “my arch pictures” at this stage of life. One day I will be the one retiring and looking back.
A reminder to chase what you love because life is fleeting and comes with no do-overs or take backs. Go get it!
"Your epitaph is yours to earn." (at Center for Emerging Technologies)
First time here. Won’t be the last. #partsunknown #stl #stlftl (at Bellerive Park)
There is no such thing as cultural radar anymore. There are cultural radarS.
The New York Times best seller list is stupid and they should stop publishing it because it doesn’t mean anything. Because its a collection of 100 best seller lists.
I’m giving a talk next week on a potential mentoring pipeline that my organization might consider adopting in order to bring some standardization around how it provides value to the entrepreneurs we serve. h/t to Steve Blank and his Investment Readiness Level for providing me a starting point.
In the process of preparing this document, I was looking back on some older notes to gather my thoughts on The Lean Startup. I saved those notes in November of 2012. This caught me off guard for a moment when I reflected back to what I was up to then. That was roughly 6 months before I landed this job in the entrepreneurial support ecosystem. A time when I was uncertain what my employment future looked like.
It made me smile. 20 months later, I’m in a job in teaching a topic on which I taught myself and have practiced since.
Just goes to show, you make yourself the expert. As Seth Godin says, “pick yourself.”
I couldn’t have foreseen that life would have taken me here but I’ve tried to be intentional about the way I live and the path I walk. Here’s to life.
I think a lot of what you need in school is to learn skills because the content you’ll forget. A lot of the content you’re going to forget, and the content you can always look up anyway.
Dr. Adele Diamond, interviewed by Krista Tippett of On Being
Making a scientific argument for why we need to change the way we educate our children