Some stuff I'm reading this week...
Mac MacGuff: Look, in my opinion the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what-have-you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with.
While men who run their own businesses are considered a catch, independent businesswomen often struggle to find suitable relationship candidates. And when they do, these women sometimes feel the need to apologize for their entrepreneurial endeavors. The truth is, not only should we NOT apologize for going out on our own, but we should celebrate our efforts and expect that the right guy will celebrate along with us. In the spirit of finding fabulous dating lives that match our kick-butt careers, the following are 10 reasons why dating a female entrepreneur rocks
Erica O'Grady sent me this story and it really changed my perspective on things. The story itself was totally flawed (like, her pride totally got in the way of proper communication), but it's true that you shouldn't ever try to help someone to the point they feel indebted to you. That's actually harmful to them, too.
Realizing the need for affordable work space for like-minded entrepreneurs, Newman and Gayer in May opened Denver's second "co-working" space in the warehouse they're renovating next door to Pocket Fuzz.
What I'm going to be using for some of my podcasts.
Co-working spaces, which first appeared in the Bay Area three years ago, are a cross between home, work and Internet-equipped cafe. They are based on the hard-won realization that while avoiding an office is liberating, it’s also energizing to have one to which you can go.
Volkswagen's been toying with hybrids for awhile and got electric-vehicle advocates in a lather over the diesel-electric Golf it unveiled a few months ago. Now the company's promising a plug-in
Tara’s message is not that happiness makes the world go round (it’s money that does that, doh), but that people will pay for happiness. And the bar is so low - many brands (airlines, telcos, and car hire brands get special mention here) are so intent on making customers miserable, that a “surprise and delight” strategy can lift brands from the “axis of misery” to make all the difference (and money).
I love the stuff that they are doing at NYC Resistor, the co-hacking space in Brooklyn. This little yellow drumming robot is the cutest thing I've seen ever.
Virgin America is planning to take the fight to the passengers. The linchpin of the campaign: letVAfly.com, where people can sign petitions urging Congress and the DOT to give Virgin its wings, is expected to launch next week. The airline will push people there through cheap viral marketing on social media sites Digg, YouTube and Boing Boing, along with a few pricier newspaper ads. To seduce the American public, on Jan. 17 Virgin will invite TV cameras on its planes to show off their interiors, closely guarded until now.
Virgin America says it has registered 5.5 million hits, generated 21,000 online signatures from supporters, and even sold T-shirts and coffee mugs with the "Let VA Fly" logo.