Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.

Ira Glass to Lifehacker. I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work.

Quick tip for things to do immediately post-interview:

When I come out of an interview, I jot down the things I remember as being my favorite moments. For an hour-long interview usually it’s just four or five moments, but if out I’m reporting all day, I’ll spend over an hour at night typing out every favorite thing that happened. This is handier than you might think. Often this short list of favorite things will provide the backbone to the structure to my story.

Read through for the gear This American Life uses and its editing process.

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The Factory OS

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hitrecord:

“hopeful thoughts from a vandal”
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS
  • Aperture: f/5.9
  • Exposure: 1/320th
  • Focal length: 225mm

hitrecord:

hopeful thoughts from a vandal

zadyblog:

http://fashionista.com/2014/07/fashion-artisan-entreprenuers
Why Fashion Brands are Working with Artisan Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

“We team up with local micro-financing or women’s organizations so that these women get the training to develop a market for their product [beyond one order],” she says. “We want to help create sustainable jobs.” - Maxine Bedat on The Bootstrap Project and Zady

zadyblog:

Why Fashion Brands are Working with Artisan Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

“We team up with local micro-financing or women’s organizations so that these women get the training to develop a market for their product [beyond one order],” she says. “We want to help create sustainable jobs.” - Maxine Bedat on The Bootstrap Project and Zady

Evolution of Backend Data

oscarhealth:


In this post, we’ll be taking an exclusive look at the backend stack for data processing here at Oscar and how it continues to evolve. This is a lengthy discussion, so it will come in three parts over the next few weeks.

Building an engineering program at a new tech company is an exciting…

Facebook Still Drives More Traffic Than Any Other Social Network

fastcompany:

For a while, everyone was all but certain that Facebook had peaked and was heading toward obsolescence. Well, as uncool as it might be, teens haven’t abandoned the social network, and a new report finds Facebook continues to lead in social referrals by a wide margin. Take note, marketers.

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It struck me that part of the reason we always stay jacked in is that we want everyone — at the other end of the phone, on Facebook and Twitter, on the web, on email — to know that we are part of the now. If we look away, we worry we will disappear.

nationalbook:

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nationalbook:

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There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Nelson Mandela (via fastcompany)

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Don’t invest in “pedigreed” founders, with startups in hot sectors, that have lots of “social proof”, located in the Bay Area. Everyone wants to invest in those companies. So, as we saw in Angel Gate, valuations in these deals go way up. Instead, invest in a wide range of founders, in a wide range of sectors, before their startups have much social proof, across the entire US. Undoubtedly, these startups have a lower chance of succeeding.