Category Archives: Recommended Reading/Viewing

The exuberance of elderly warriors

One of the students in my writing camp introduced me to this beautiful, amazing, perfect video. I can’t recommend this enough. Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla from sigur rós on Vimeo.

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Carte Blanche Summers: My first column

Look what showed up at the house today! Seasons magazine, and my first column, entitled Carte Blanche Summers. The magazine publishes in four different markets (soon to be six), which explains the different color covers.  You can subscribe to the … Continue reading

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The ad has good intentions, but it doesn’t depict reality, and that could be more damaging to girls than no ad at all.

This new Verizon-sponsored ad, which was made in conjunction with Makers to show how parents unintentionally steer their daughters away from science and math, is receiving a lot of praise for the way it doesn’t focus solely on female body … Continue reading

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Hilarious. Genius. Not entirely safe for work.

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I want one now.

I can’t imagine a better way to increase my productivity.

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The three great leaders of my life

Truly great leaders are hard to find. In my professional life, I have worked for three. Allison White and Jalloul Montacer were McDonald’s general managers. Plato Karafelis was my principal for fifteen years. Allison taught me the importance of being … Continue reading

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I had a story on This American Life. The reaction to this news has been interesting.

I had a story on This American Life this week.   It was a short story. Just a few minutes long as part of the prologue. Still, it was a thrill. A dream come true. I’ve since discovered that there … Continue reading

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Watch this.

It is brilliant. Hilarious. And somehow slightly philosophical. 

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Stop and watch.

These two TED Talks, published on the TED Talk podcast feed last week, are extraordinary. The first, by author David Epstein, is on the science of athleticism. Are athletes of today really stronger and faster than the athletes of the … Continue reading

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The double standard of sexist statements

Ruth Reichl, former editor of Gourmet magazine, was interviewed on the Harvard Business Review’s podcast this week. In the course of 14 minutes, she said: “Women leaders are more practical than men.” Women are more sensitive than men to the … Continue reading

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