One great thing about maturing in your career is becoming comfortable with the fact that there are people who are smarter than you are. Alexa, get Jeff Bezos on the line. This maturity, combined with the humility required to ask the right questions, opens one up to the unlimited possibilities of continuous learning.
Increasingly, I’ve been seeking out smart people and asking them how they’ve built their success. This led to a conversation with Linn Freedman of Robinson+Cole
The fact that I am having rotator cuff issues has me thinking about writing shorter posts. Or, to mash up a quote often misattributed to Mark Twain, “I would have written a shorter piece but I didn’t have that much Aleve.” Linus pretends to read. A still life. Some posts are just Too. Damn. Long. As a reader, I can tell if it's too long, because my eye keeps drifting to the right side of the screen to that little bubble that indicates how much more copy I need to wade through
Keeping up with the content train can be a challenge, even when you think you’ve optimized production. Serving as a newspaper editor taught me that there are days when whatever can do wrong will do so. Someone named Murphy tried to claim credit, but I’m pretty sure she just had a piece due.
Stories fall through, and unless you want to print your Instacart list or turn it over to the dogs of Instagram, you’ve got to come up with some kind of copy to fill the hole. Linus make
In the mid 2000s, Philadelphia real estate investor Zell Kravinsky found fame when he set out to donate his $45 million fortune, much of it to public health initiatives. After giving away all but $80,000, his family home and a minivan, Kravinsky donated a kidney—to a complete stranger—and later contemplated donating a second. To Kravinsky, a devout utilitarian, saving a life--any life--would be worth his.
Who knows, he reasoned, what another person might be able to accomplis