My goal here is look a wee bit deeper into situations we've all been in and form a conclusion that we can all argue about. Bottom line - to make you THINK (thrice) and SMILE (because who doesn't love smiling?).
All week I've been thinking about how impossible it is to learn something without experiencing it. Even with all the hurricane tips we read on the web (and learned last year for Irene), we couldn't properly prep for losing power for a week in the
Last post was about a great essay, how to say nothing in 500 words.As I reread it, I realized that it also reads as a guide to startups.Allow me to reinterpret the following rules:"Avoid the Obvious Content"Marketing 101. Make a list of 'what types of content is everyone else writing' and then willfully do the opposite. You will never stand out by copying others."Take the Less Usual Side"No one ever created a revolution by doing things the 'normal way'. Disagree, often. When industry says, 'this
Really enjoyed this essay on how to say nothing in 500 words.Funny to think about the progression I went through from middle school to college to now:Beginner:1. Trying to expand language to make short papers long (loved inserting block quotes and then explicating)Intermediate:2. Expanding the number of arguments (look at all this evidence for my point!)3. Trying to squeeze all of my expanded arguments into the allotted page numbers (margins & spacing FTW)4. Throwing out three arguments to focus