Austin Calvert and the rise of social money

The new American dream is to be the next YouTube star. Platforms like YouTube continue to profit as more and more creators flock to the endless gold rush of likes and subscribes. But while the value and popularity of these platforms has gone up, the value of the creators - those people working hard to… Continue reading Austin Calvert and the rise of social money

The Penguin Latte Podcast #15 – John Daub on Hard Work, Happiness, and The Spirit of Fun

https://youtu.be/EK00hX8phec Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube I've never watched Fight Club. But I have seen so many episodes of Only In Japan with John Daub that it's worrying my family. John Daub (@OnlyinJAPANtv) is the producer, writer, designer, marketer, director, set designer, orchestrator and mastermind behind my all-time favorite… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #15 – John Daub on Hard Work, Happiness, and The Spirit of Fun

The Penguin Latte Podcast #12: Shelby Smith on Lessons From Failures, Language Learning, and Having the Courage to Get What You Want

https://youtu.be/5b3g02q6W1Q Today I'm joined by the bold and adventurous Shelby Smith. Shelby Smith (@CoShelbySmith) is head of user onboarding for LingQ. She's also a writer who discusses leadership, language learning, self-development, and why it it's important to stand up for yourself to get what you want. Listen on Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Watch on… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #12: Shelby Smith on Lessons From Failures, Language Learning, and Having the Courage to Get What You Want

The Penguin Latte Podcast #9: The Austin Calvert MegaEpisode – What It Takes To Be Ferociously Yourself in Your Craft

It's been so hard for me to keep this episode unreleased until today. I'm so excited that I get to finally share this with you all. This is the longest conversation episode to date. Austin completely and gracefully over delivered on everything I asked him. He's the first guest to stand up and lean into… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #9: The Austin Calvert MegaEpisode – What It Takes To Be Ferociously Yourself in Your Craft

A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

https://youtu.be/Wtt8gEuTwU4 https://open.spotify.com/episode/1CjEZHflQsvZat4ikROkrB?si=MLW9cgxIQsaXkggdR7e46Q Hi all. Welcome to another conversation about the pursuit of creative excellence. I'm so happy that I finally get to share this episode with you! What follows is an intimate, insightful, and entertaining conversation with a true artist -- Phil Desforges. I highly recommend you browse through Phil's portfolio while you listen to… Continue reading A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

Solve or signal?

Are we building to signal how many bricks we've laid? Or are we building because we see a problem that needs solving? Measurements are necessary, of course. The architect needs to know the proper amount of all the materials and the cost of each. But we always have the option of turning measurements into signals… Continue reading Solve or signal?

This might sound stupid, but

it's not. Let yourself say the stupid thing. As long as you're not being offensive for the sake of being offensive, you're fine. I flinch when I hear myself editing my words out loud. This happens either before or after I speak. Sometimes both. "This might sound stupid, but..." or, "that sounded so..." But when… Continue reading This might sound stupid, but