I made this for you!

Please pretend there is an encredibly dorky photo of me holding a sign proclaiming my love for you, dear internet, which will explain why I continue to compile these lists.

(Don’t tell anyone else, but I also make these lists so that I can keep track of themes that catch my attention from week to week. One day, we’ll all look back on these through the haze of fond recollection, and laugh at how naive I was.)


Hey, hobo man! Hey, dapper Dan! You’ve both got your style, but baby, you’re never fully dressed without a SMILE! (I couldn’t resist. The article has nothing to do with Annie and everything to do with smiling.)

Ten (or more) questions to ask at the start of a New Year. If you’re into that sort of thing. (Confession: I haven’t even read the whole list.)

Moose’s 10 Favorite Albums of 2011 – I went to college with Moose (not his real name) and though I will watch any movie he recommends without pause, I had no idea our music tastes were also so closely aligned. Solid reviews/recommendations.

It’s Not About You “The purpose in life is not to find yourself. It’s to lose yourself.” This is a few months old, and I’m guessing you’ve already seen it, but this advice bears repeating.

Personal MBA: Recommended Reading List I’ve been toying with the idea of reading through this list for a while now. He’s recently updated the list, making a few cuts and additions, and I’m going to slowly start reading.

Birdy This is beautiful. Give it a listen. (HT Wes)

Fred Armisen Explains Why There’s No Such Thing As Hipsters (HT Rachel – she’s basically my source for all things hipster, but she does live in Portland, so I wouldn’t expect anything less.)

I Can’t Get Married – Hilariousness from the archives of the Curator.

4 Steps to Your Best Business Year – Wisdom that can be applied to other areas of life as well.

This guy was profiled in Fortune. Here’s his response. I can’t quit his blog, even though his bravado is sometimes a bit too strong and he’s always trying to sell something. The content – even the free content – is too good to ignore. (Be sure to read the Fortune article as well.)




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