July bookmarks

Most of us default to retweets and quick shares on Twitter these days, but for posterity and future reference I’m going to blogroll a few articles I found particularly interesting this month. How an Offer to Sell Wistia Inspired Us to Take On $17M in Debt Most founders dream of building a product that eventually […]

Selling though storytelling

A fantastically told founding story behind Naadam, a sweater company breaking a cashmere cartel. This video perfectly highlights the importance of good storytelling in shaping a genuine customer connection with a brand, and in turn selling lots of products. 

The Emirates first class experience

In November 2014, from Cape Town to San Francisco, I was miraculously upgraded to fly first class. For free. On not one, but two long haul flights via Dubai. A total of over 20 hours in a flying palace. It was an incredibly surreal and scarily opulent experience. It was my first (and only) time […]

Twinkle twinkle little rockstar

This week I discovered the artist “Twinkle twinkle little rockstar“. Thanks to an episode of Mr. Robot of all places. If, like me, you are a sleep-deprived parent used to the constant soft noise of baby carousels and nursery rhymes on YouTube baby channels, then this artist is a welcomed life line. There are some great covers to musically […]

MTV Engine Room

http://www.mtvengineroom.com/flowplayer/FlowPlayerDark.swf?config=%7Bembedded%3Atrue%2Cloop%3Afalse%2CsplashImageFile%3A%27%2Fimg%2Fvideo%5Fthumb%2Ejpg%27%2CstreamingServerURL%3A%27rtmp%3A%2F%2Fstreaming.mtvengineroom.com%2Fondemand%2Fengineroom%2Fmer%2FER1%2Fshow%27%2CvideoFile%3A%27ER1_english_europe_embed%27%2CinitialScale%3A%27scale%27%2CcontrolBarBackgroundColor%3A%270×000000%27%2CautoBuffering%3Atrue%2CautoPlay%3Afalse%7D You might have heard? MTV and HP have teamed up to bring 4 teams of digital artists from around the world to New York City to compete in a series of creative challenges. The winning team takes home $400,000USD in cash plus HP gear. I love the concept of this show and will definitely […]