Strands of Genius is curated lovingly by Rosie & Faris, usually on Mondays & Thursdays, but occasionally you'll find it in your inbox other days too. They're unpredictable like that. They hope you read it, enjoy it, tweet it, share it -- and tell your mom ;)
Nov 26-Dec 1: New York, NY
Dec 1-6: Nashville, TN
Dec 7-14: Beersheba Springs, TN
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Strands is brought to you by Jandies, a broken boiler, much coldness, Danny [who let us shower at his place], Sarah Beth, Susan C, Orli, Victoria, Shalom Japan, Health-Ade, many conference calls on various platforms with the ensuing hilarious technology hiccups, breakfast bagel sandwiches, Bridge&Matt, Vosters/Nicole/Josh/Elea and Bianca and Elena and their dogs.
Can you believe it's almost December? Time to get the Christmas shopping started / done. Let us help you and submit something to the gift guide below!
Quote of the Week
"WHEN YOU GET THAT WEALTHY, YOU START TO BUY YOUR OWN BULLSHIT”
— prominent woman CEO in NYC
ICYMI: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE >> Call for submissions!
For the past several years, we've enjoyed sending out a holiday gift guide for the creatively minded individual. Each year, it's one of our most opened, and most clicked-through newsletters. Turns out there's a lot of cool sh*t out there, huh?! But it's made possible by people like YOU telling us the coolest things you've seen/used/read/consumed this year.
(None of these products need to have been made or released this year. Sometimes you discover a gem that's been around for ages and is only new to you. We totally get it.)
We'll be doing a holiday giveaway as well, and those who submit items for us to review will get a double entry. More on that later, but needless to say, just another incentive to take a few minutes and tell us what you think should go on our list. ::GOOGLE SURVEY::
Why Are Restaurants So Loud?
#Experience #Design #Money
Don't restaurants seem so noisy nowadays? This isn't just griping about young people, it's a measurable fact. Why? Well, it's an interesting tale of modern design, acoustics, social experiences, unintended consequences, and how making the most money can actually put you at odds with the right customer experiences. ::THE ATLANTIC::
The Nomad Podcard on iTunes
#Podcast #Travel #Nomadlife
People often ask us about podcasting and nomad life so we made a short season of the Nomad Podcard and it's now on iTunes. Let us know if we should bring it back next year! ::ITUNES NOMAD PODCARD::
Why Do MBAs Struggle to Make Ethical Decisions
#HBR #Mammon #Morals
"Harvard Business School invented the “leadership” industry—and produced a generation of corporate monsters." Why has the training, values and culture of corporate America eroded ethical decision making? Sheryl Sandberg is the paragon of both HBR and Facebook leadership, but her ethics have been called into question of late. ::VANITY FAIR::
If we can ever be of help to you, even outside of a formal engagement, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We always love getting to meet like-minded folks, so please let us know if you see we’ll be in a city near you :)
In March of 2013, Rosie & Faris left NYC. They've been #OutOfOffice for 5 years & counting. Want more on the nomad lifestyle? Check out Technomadix.co
Want to collaborate with Rosie and Faris? They are a husband and wife team that consult, speak, write, teach, strategize, facilitate & generally play well with others. You should definitely get in touch.