Is this the Jeff Bezos of Russia?
A great profile on a female e-commerce entrepreneur, Maelle Gavet, in Russia. From cash payments to non-branded clothing & cars, the e-commerce challenges in Russia are quite interesting - and Gavet seems like just the woman to tackle them.
You are (probably) wrong about you.
Think you know yourself better than anyone else? Heidi Grant Halvorson throws that theory out of the window in her latest post for Harvard Business Review. And I have to admit, I tend to agree. So many of our decisions are made on a subconscious level that it’s often hard for us to decipher why something went well or why it didn’t - and why other people are often better at describing us than we are. After writing Nine Things Successful People Do Differently (originally a blog post), she’s now following up with a diagnostic which tells you which of the Nine Things you may need to work on. As she says herself, it’s not about taking her online diagnostic, but instead understanding that we all need feedback.
How to keep strangers from sitting next to you.
Esther Kim traveled thousands of miles on buses to ‘examine the unspoken rules and behaviors of commuters.’ From lying to “looking crazy,” these tricks could come in handy on your next commute - or even just the next time you’re in a crowded space.
The Chick-Fil-A Confessional: A way to atone for your sandwich sins.
I know, I know - Two weeks in a row I’ve managed to get Chick-Fil-A into The Tuesday Ten. [If we had Nando’s in the US, I wouldn’t care nearly as much.] So if you, too, were feeling bad about your Chick-Fil-A habits last week, this one’s for you. After selecting what you ate at Chick Fil A, you can “right your lightly breaded wrong” by agreeing to a penance, like donating to a LGBT organization. Thanks to Ramzi for sharing this gem with me.
We work. Almost every day. At least Monday-Friday. And work can be exhausting. And hectic. And even annoying. But then, sometimes, you work on a project that really gets you excited about what you do. That labor of love that reminds you why you work crazy hours, why you put in that extra 10%.
For me, that labor of love (well, part of it!) is finally public, as of today! So go ahead and check out these videos we made for Dentyne, showing how their Split2Fit pack fits just about anywhere - including this guy’s dong sarong. [Yep, a client-approved video with ‘dong sarong’ in it - How cool is that?!] Next week, we’ll be releasing some cheeky instructoart graphics that will show you how you can better fit in this summer. (Just in case you need some help!)
We’ll be releasing more videos (and more instructoart!) for the rest of the year, so if you find yourself running to the store to buy a banana hammock, give Dentyne a ‘like’ on Facebook or show some love on Twitter. Because you’re cool like that, right?!
Dentyne Split2Fit Shorts: Banana Hammock (by TheDentynegum)
Mantry: a curated selection of items for the modern man.
While it’s hard to figure out exactly what Mantry will include, it bills itself as a subscription service and guide for the modern man. Prices haven’t been disclosed just yet, but I’d expect to see it somewhere in between Birchbox ($10/delivery) & Quarterly ($25/delivery.) Complete with a logo that could be from Hipster Branding and a well-designed Tumblr, this is something to watch.
This desk will be disappointed if you don’t draw all over it.
Whether you’re a meticulous note-taker or a seemingly random doodler, the “Post-Itable” desk is for you. Only problem? It was created a few years ago as part of a competition. If you’re not up for a DIY project, Miguel Mestre, a Lisbon-based designer, has a similar desk that he created, with prices available upon request.
Source The Atlantic