Never Touch Things Twice

via QZ:

Productive people never put anything in a holding pattern, because touching things twice is a huge time-waster. Don’t save an email or a phone call to deal with later. As soon as something gets your attention you should act on it, delegate it or delete it.

This is true and it’s true of many whom I’ve met who just get stuff done. In my own life I can tell when I’m stalling when I don’t act on things that can be acted upon.

Have Parties

via Sam Altman:

Never put your family, friends, or significant other low on your priority list.  Prefer a handful of truly close friends to a hundred acquaintances.  Don’t lose touch with old friends.  Occasionally stay up until the sun rises talking to people.  Have parties.

He 35 more great thoughts on what to do with your life and how to focus, prioritize, and remember what’s important. Sam turned 30 just a few months ago but he’s accomplished so much already. I’m sure he doesn’t feel that way, but, still… great head on his shoulders.

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FIFA is a Let-Down

A list of really unfortunate things that FIFA has done related to the Women’s World Cup.

Clearly, when it comes to women, FIFA has not and does not respect the beautiful game. And don’t roll your eyes, pendejos; this isn’t a feminist rant. These are facts. Well, fuck it! Maybe it is a feminist rant.

Sad. I just want to watch the game with my girls and really, really enjoy it… just as much as we watch the men’s World Cup.


I got my invite. This is interesting. Setting up public / private keys and the fact that they recommend you save your password on a piece of paper is funny since they don’t store them in a way that allows “password resets”…

Startups and Transparency

via First Round:

Because if you and your leadership team are behind closed doors for hours, you better believe that everyone else is wondering (and nervous about) why.

There’s something magical that happens when you open the lines of communication up and allow your staff and team a deeper and more intimate look at what’s happening (as well as your customers).

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Twitter: Don’t Call it a Comeback…

6 months ago I quit Twitter and a lot has changed since then (which is about right for my life) and, to be honest, it’s been awesome living without Twitter for my own personal use.

But since I view Twitter, like so many other web services, as strictly utilitarian (it was once pretty “cool” and “hip” and very, very personal and intimate… I know, right…) I’m always open to reassessing the said utility and usefulness of such things.

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