I love a good Ted Talk. And I love a good British accent. So when I found my first Rory Sutherland talk, I was instantly hooked.
That first talk, “Life Lessons from An Ad Man,” is well worth the watch (and of a similar nature); but for the purposes of this post, I direct you to a longer talk from TedxAthens: “Perspective is Everything.”
The other day, I did an interview for a big girl job. Mostly for practice and experience because I’ve already committed to a summer in San Francisco and two years in Richmond; but nonetheless, a real, intense day of interviews. As the day went on, the questions moved from behavioral, experience-driven “tell me a time when” questions to more high-level thinking questions about industry knowledge, etc.
It was in the last interview of the day that I was most caught off guard.
One of the most interesting pieces I’ve read as of late has been The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens in Scientific American. The whole idea has been top of mind as of late, as I’ve noticed myself fighting – with myself, mind you – over just how to read.
Does it make a difference? Am I going to go blind at age 53 if I don’t split my time between my laptop or my iPad or my Nook Simple Touch or just plain…old…paper?
Many people think it’s one or the other:
Knowledge vs. Beauty, Science vs. Aesthetics, Analytics vs. Creativity.
But such struggles don’t exist – unless we let them.
Click through to read the rest of my post at Advertising Week.
“Readers of The New York Times Sports section were greeted last Thursday with a – basically – blank page. This was in response to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) voting zero, zilch, nada players into the hallowed Hall of Fame.”
Nothing like a little bit of controversy to start off the week. Read my thoughts on the New York Times’ take on the latest MLB Hall of Fame decision at Advertising Week HERE!