About 30 minutes ago, a simple search for transit and urban policy issues turned into a desperate and frantic effort to find out what messed up my Macbook Pro.
Entries from January 2009 ↓
January 31st, 2009 — Twitter
There’s no reason you shouldn’t be passionate about your business. Meet Anthony Mangeiri, owner of Una Pizza Napoletana in New York City. I stumbled across him while browsing through a few pages on Chow.com (after consuming my second steak in less than 24 hours).
At the beginning of this year, I decided to pick up and read Robert Cialdini’s book, Persuasion, again.
By the way, If you’re involved in anything concerning business, marketing, or human psychology, pick up that book today. Persuasion is practically a part of marketing canon. It’s a very easy, entertaining, and insightful read.
Moving along, I recently stumbled upon a passage about Cialdini’s son, Chris, that detailed the father’s frustrating and failed attempts to make the 3-year-old swim without his inflatable inner tube. The father had failed at convincing his son otherwise. Even Cialdini’s graduate student, who was a former lifeguard, had failed.
January 13th, 2009 — Personal
A very good friend just shared this quote with me. At the risk of sounding cheesy, I found it to be inspiring and, well… majestic. It’s too grand not to share. My first 13 days of 2009 have been exciting, profitable, and enlightening. This quote will fit in nicely with those themes. I hope you find that it does the same in your life.
The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.
-James A. Michener