I have this new initiative in my life, and I’m trying to push my colleagues to do it, too, where I want to work less and think more. In a given month, I do a lot of very mediocre stuff, but once in a while I come up with a really good idea. Maybe I’ll come up with two in a month. Those two inevitably happen when I’m either falling into a nap, or coming out of a nap, or waking up slowly on a Saturday morning. I’m trying to engineer more of those in my life. I’m trying to encourage more people to have naps because, hopefully, more people will have these brilliant ideas.
Brian Halligan, CEO of Hubspot, in an interview by Adam Bryant
I also find the interstitial time between waking and sleeping to be the source of insights and creative ideas.
For Brian Morin, 11, an extraordinary gateway to “adventure” lurks within an unusual place: the corner of a room in a central Fresno 7-Eleven convenience store.
Brian usually stops by five days a week to check out books from a children’s library inside, created by store owners Sushil Prakash and Josephine Kiran as an incentive to get children in the neighborhood excited about reading.
The catch to lure kids? A free Slurpee or hot chocolate for every book read and summarized in a short book report.
Well shit one place you’re sure to find ALL the kids ALL the time is 7-11. Flamin hots, slurpees, books? I’m impressed.(via thelifeguardlibrarian)
We need more of this type of action
Twitter might have a retention problem: Of the 80 million Twitter accounts registered in the last three months, only 3 million turned into daily active tweeters, says PeerReach. Of all the accounts registered in July, 56% did not post a single tweet and only 8% tweeted more than 50 times.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Vincent Van Gogh
Everything you love is here.(via lovequotesrus)