Ready to kick off another great weekend? I know I am. Below you’ll find some of the links that caught my eye this week, from the silly to the serious. I may be biased, but I think this collection of finds is especially good, so make sure you check ‘em out. Also, if you’re going to be in NYC next week for SES New York, make sure you track me down and say hello. Here’s our blogging and speaking schedule in case you missed it earlier in the week.
Okay then. Onto the links! :)
- So You Want To Be A Writer, Read This First: Hysterical. Neil Strauss, the author of six New York Times bestsellers and a contributing writer at Rolling Stone magazine just finished writing a new book. Tim Ferriss publishes the chapter Neil wrote on dealing with editors and the horrible process that ensues. Love.
- The art of being a dick: I like this post from Micah about the difference between being mean and being raw. As he says, providing raw truth is hard, being mean is easy.
- Confessions of a Recovering Op-Ed Columnist: When a longtime employee leaves and writes a goodbye letter to your audience, this is what you want them to say. People remember how you treat them when you leave and they’ll say goodbye, publicly, in a similar fashion. Remember that.
- The 4-Hour-Body? Not So Much: Speaking of Ferriss, Alexandra Samuel ran the diet & exercise program he recommends in his book The 4 Hour Body past some nutritionist and, well, they have some concerns. The comments also illustrate an interesting commentary on how group mentality works when defending your idols.
- Titles and Promotions: I really like this piece from Ben Horowitz on the importance of real titles and promotions at start ups.
- The Second Tooth: Heather Armstrong’s daughter, Leta, recently lost her second tooth. This piece shares both that moment and how to replace a tooth with a five dollar bill you essentially have to be, “like, a magician” so your child doesn’t notice. Today’s heartwarming read.
- So, who gets the armrest?: A series of case studies to help guide you through airplane etiquette. And if you’re wondering, the middle person gets the armrests. Yes, they get both.
- Boston Movie Trailer: Have a thing for Boston accents (I DO!), then this trailer mashup of Boston-related movies will rock your Fenway socks. Some Boondock Saints would have been nice, though.
- Japan’s Youngest Survivor: With so much horror coming out of Japan right now, this photo mends your spirit a little bit.
That’s what caught my eye. What’d you guys find that you want to share? Sound off.