Jessica Hagy offers the following advice, illustrations excerpted from her book “How To Be Interesting.”
Source: Business Insider
Saw Jobs (the movie) finally. This thing is a good source of inspiration for creatives. One of the monologue’s that I still remember is the one that Matthew Modine said (portraying John Sculley in the screencap above):
You can make a great product, but you have to convince people that what you’re selling is greater.
This doesn’t only deal with material products per se, but ourselves.
As another year approaches, people over the World welcomes the new start; a “reset” that apparently is present in our lives much like a video game. At the stroke of midnight January 1st, all the the things we have done in the past year, flashback. These things cover acts of which we try to justify as “doing things right”, but not necessarily “doing the right thing.” Those moments range from: what we ate; exclusive places we are at; pride for the home team and disgust for our rival’s; venting out people we don’t like or irked us; or debating politics (’nuff said); etc. But one common thing rings through, it isn’t about where we were; what exquisite meal we have consumed; what color-label we are getting wasted on; etc.—its who we are sharing those moments with.
So as the clock ticks to one of the most sought after events of the year, I wish you clarity. Clarity in choosing to do the right things; to grow stronger & wiser; to flourish with truth in your heart; and to share this contagious positive energy with those that you hold dear close, as well as will meet throughout this journey.
Eddie Huang of Baohaus NYC, in his talk during Big Omaha 2012 (May 11) presented by Microsoft BizSpark. Pretty funny, and inspiring stuff.
Huang is a writer, chef, entrepreneur and TV personality based in New York City. He is best known as the chef and owner of BaoHaus, which has received critical acclaim and coverage from The New York Times, The New York Post, CNN, NBC, CBS, The Village Voice, Town & Country, XXL, The Source, Complex, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal and many other outlets. Eddie earned a flawless “$25 and Under” review from The New York Times, “Best Bun 2010″ from New York, “Best Fries” from TimeOut New York 2010 and Top 10 Eats The Village Voice.