Love these nerdy love letterpress cards. Especially the one saying “Baby, let’s stay in bed and listen to some NPR”.
Hiring. It’s a skill. One gets better at it the more you do it. I’ve hired around 20 people over the past 3 years. And just slowly but surely I keep getting a sense what works and what doesn’t.
I have realized that sitting down at a table for the interview is just plain awkward and so I’ve started going for ‘coffee run interviews’. I pay attention on how the candidate treats the barista, if he/she offers me the sugar etc. The little things. Also, when walking side by side, a conversation flows more naturally.
While I have the setting figured out, I am still working on my list of ideal interview questions. One of my all-time favorite one is “What’s your secret superpower?”
What’s your favorite interview question? If you’re not someone that is hiring, can you remember a question that made an impression?
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Shots Of Awe, where science, philosophy, and inspiration collide, by Jason Silva.
“We have a responsibility to awe!”
- Jason Silva
To all of you serial collaborators out there: Madesum is a friendly way to keep track of things you’ve been working on and together with whom. You simply post/showcase things you’re proud of and link that thing to everyone you’ve been working together with. Really lovely idea.
(the sound is not all that good, just hang in there, trust me, it’s worth it)
Wow. This is hands down one of the most powerful talks of CreativeMornings’ month around Bravery: Vanessa German speaks at our Pittsburgh chapter on how love is the only way to stop violence and hate. Everything she knows about bravery, she says, she learned through love and love is what is helping her stop the shootings in her neighborhood.
Vanessa is an actress, playwright, sculptor, performer and educator. She is the founder of, “Love Front Porch” and Homewood’s Art House, and the “STOP SHOOTING, WE LOVE YOU” yard signs.
Vanessa German is one brave woman.
“If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you’d be surprised by how well things can work out… Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
I just happily submitted a pledge to David Hieatt’s Do Purpose Book Project. I couldn’t agree more with his outlook on business and the world in general. I had the pleasure to meet David at a conference called the Do Lectures earlier this year, which by the way, he co-founded with his wife.
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How incredibly retro cool is this VW Campervan Children’s Play Tent? The best part; it pops up and packs down into a spare wheel carry case.
Mymo is bringing prsonal monograms back, but with a twist: Mymo cleverly combines any two letters or numbers into a novel 3 dimensional form. From one angle, you see one letter; from another angle, you see the other. Think of it as 3D printed typographic jewelry, based on a custom typeface that Patrick Durgin-Bruce designed specifically for the limitations of 3D printing.
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The F Bunk Bed by Rafa Kids is the most stylish kids bunk bed I have seen to date. Lets consider it wishlisted for Tilo’s room.