Weekend Coffee Links

Hey, hey, Friends! It’s Saturday and there are rumors of three day weekends abound. Huzzah! Well, huzzah for you. I still have to work. While you’re enjoying some time off I hope you get a chance to tune into the Winter Olympics, which had its big Opening Ceremonies last night. We have to give them some love. I mean, they’re in Canada this year. That’s like putting them in the Neighborhood of Make Believe and unicorns. I’m kidding! There are also lots of fiddles. And tap dancers.

Anyway, another week means more weekend coffee link goodness. So grab your favorite morning drink (and maybe some early Valentine’s Day chocolate) and lets go on a ride.

  • Love Your Family More Than Your Business: Entrepreneur.com published an article stating that if you’re going to start a business you’ll have to love it more than your family. Otherwise the business will be a miserable failure. Well, then. Happy Valentine’s Day, couples!
  • Simon Says: Last week I offered up Tetris, this week it’s Simon Says. I hope you didn’t have plans this weekend, because you do now. Red, Red, Blue, Yellow, Blue, Yellow, GREEN!
  • Why Winning Streaks End: This article is full on insight and offered me my favorite new quote: Winners become sinners when confidence turns into complacency and arrogance. I wonder if I can get that on a pillow?
  • Norwegians Attack: OMG, who wants to go grab wetsuits and head out attacking cars? Yeah? Yeah! LET’S GO!
  • Barbie’s Next Career: Because Old Barbie wasn’t vapid enough, New Barbie appears to be channeling iJustine. Old Barbie was a much better role model for young girls, what with her impossible proportions, lack of purpose and love for a plastic man named Ken. At least she had a pink corvette. Justine just has an iPhone.
  • How To Write About Your Life: Apparently I should stop waiting for my moment of redemption and just get writing. I suppose that’s good. I’m not sure my redemption moment was coming anyway.
  • 100 Top Entrepreneurs Who Succeeded Without a College Degree:  Because you can’t teach hunger, hustle or heart. The latter is proven by the fact that Barry Diller is included on the list. Why no, I’m NOT over that yet, why do you ask?
  • Greatest WWF Campaign Ever: Ouch. Now that’s how you pull off a guilt trip.
  • Why Do People Push Placebo Buttons?: Because it gives them something to do in elevators other than hum and feel awkward?
  • Japanese Ukulele Duo!: The fiddlers at last night’s Opening Ceremonies have nothing on these knitted ukulele…players. Ukulele’ists? Ukulelians? I don’t know. It’s cute.

Those are my favorite links of the week. What did you stumble across? If you have something awesome, drop it in the comments. If not, have a great weekend anyway. And remember to show someone some love on Valentine’s Day, even if it’s just yourself (or your favorite blogger).

About the Author
Lisa Barone
Lisa Barone co-founded Outspoken Media in 2009 and served as Chief Branding Officer until April 2012.

Your Comments

  • http://twitter.com/chiropractic Michael D

    How timely since I happen to be drinking coffee and enjoying a bagel with lox. We’re looking at mid-70s here this weekend so I think it’s safe to say it will be an enjoyable one. I didn’t plan ahead to take Monday off ( and no one’s going to pay my bills) so I will be in the office, but not before I enjoy a sunny Sunday.

    Remember, it’s also Chinese New Year, year of the Tiger. Happy new year, happy Presidents’ Day, and happy Valentine’s Day!

    • http://outspokenmedia.com/about/lisa-barone/ Lisa Barone

      I didn’t even know Monday was a holiday until I saw everyone bragging about their three day weekends. I feel so left out. Lots of holidays happening…and I don’t get to celebrate any of them. I blow.

  • http://www.fantastic-machine.com/penina Penina S. Finger

    I don’t have to actually click on any of these links because I’ve just had a lovely weekend read by savoring your descriptions. That’s done, and it’s only Saturday morning!

    • http://outspokenmedia.com/about/lisa-barone/ Lisa Barone

      haha, you should really *click* on a few. At least the Simon Says link. It’s hard to do that one justice with a description. Green. GREEN!

  • http://www.integrascan.com RE Vernon

    I think you’re a much better role model for young girls then Barbie could ever be :) When’s the Lisa Barone doll coming out? It could come with a set of instructions that show how to use WordPress, RSS and Twitter to conquer the world. Now that’s a toy I would certainly buy my daughter.

    • http://outspokenmedia.com/about/lisa-barone/ Lisa Barone

      Aw, I like you the best! Maybe if I come out with a doll it’ll be easier to write a book. You think? :)

      • http://www.integrascan.com RE Vernon

        I know you’re talking about a book for us adults but in all seriousness I could see a book by you for young girls (discussing becoming an internet tycoon) being a big hit.

  • http://www.integrascan.com RE Vernon

    One other thing. You’re not joking when you say “actively neglecting lisabarone.com” in your post sig. It’s down for me. Not sure if you’re aware of that or not.

    • http://outspokenmedia.com/about/lisa-barone/ Lisa Barone

      Ha, yeah, I know. It’s being moved around right now. Not that I plan on using it. I really need to take that out of my bio…


  • http://www.twitter.com/rosshudgens Ross Hudgens

    I totally agree with the liking your business more than your family. It’s something that I could see getting some backlash, but there just can’t be a way to effectively balance the both of them and maximize your business as an entrepreneur.

    • http://www.twitter.com/rosshudgens Ross Hudgens

      And what I mean by that is just don’t have a family period if you want to run a start-up, if you have a family you have to put them first.

  • http://www.validar.com victor kippes

    Love your business more than you family. Please. I am putting in 12 hour days and will be the only one working on Monday because I love my company and what I do. When it comes to legacy though, George Cloutier is full of shit. Family always trumps business when it comes to legacy. You can bust your ass for 10 years look back and miss everything.

    • http://outspokenmedia.com/about/lisa-barone/ Lisa Barone

      I realized after I dropped the linked in that I didn’t mention I thought it was ridiculous. Which, I do.

  • http://twitter.com/frankzimper Frank Zimper

    Great collection again, Lisa.
    Always looking forward to your Weekend Coffee links.

    Some stuff I stumbled upon this week contains the Imago 1:1, a “walk-in camera” which takes a life-size picture of a person. Some English description is available on myspace.

    And I also like Astro_Soichi’s Twitter feed with photos taken from the ISS.

    Have a great weekend,

  • http://twitter.com/tsipo Roy Reshef

    The Muppets’ take on Social Media made my day yesterday. Made my week, I’d say :-)
    Have a great long weekend.

  • Steve

    I found an article on how the sayings on candy hearts change with time. The photo shows ten, half of which would apply to my favorite blogger. That blogger will have to guess which ones.