Surprising Sayings We Owe to William Shakespeare As a self-proclaimed loser word nerd, my absolute favorite class in college was Shakespeare. Regardless if the dude even existed or not, I feel intimidated writing about him using my own pathetically limited vocabulary, as I am that enthralled and marveled by his English language skillz (sorry, Will). That's why I was so stoked to see the newest Tumblr hit sweeping the Internet world: "Things We Say Today Which We Owe to Shakespeare." There are so many things! I remember reading through his plays late at night for class, coming across phrases and sayings and having the light bulb in my head go off: So that's where that came from.
Hermann Hesse Quotes “For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. Why Ad Agencies Should Act More Like Tech Startups Recently, I tweeted: @reiinamoto: "In order for agencies to stay relevant, they must embrace the Culture of Code.” This topic came out of a conversation I was having with a friend at another agency (a traditional one, that is). The tweet got more passionate responses than any other thoughts I’ve tweeted of late.
Mark Twain Gives Nine Tips for Living an Extraordinary Life by Henrik Edberg Is truth stranger than fiction? Perhaps. In this great article written by Henrik Edberg, we find that Mark Twain had expressed in his writings over the years an entire philosophy for living. If he were around today, it seems he would be on the lecture circuit with the likes of Eckhart Tolle or Wayne Dyer. 15 Extremely Embarrassing Science Predictions Technology In a previous list (top 30 failed technology predictions) we gave a series of quotes which all turned out to be patently false. Science changes every year (not just in the realm of technology) and so it is a great source for very embarrassing quotes which later turn out to be very short sighted. In this list, we look at 15 quotes from scientists around the world who would now rather they hadn’t spoken. 1. While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility, a development of which we need waste little time dreaming. – Lee DeForest, American radio pioneer, 1926.
The Idea Guru, Leading Your Company Article - Inc. Article Doug Hall has been helping companies like Chrysler and Coca-Cola develop hot new products for years. Now he's reinventing himself -- with a new venture that will bring the secrets of new-product creation to small companies everywhere By many measures, Doug Hall was the spitting image of the triumphant entrepreneur. There he was, in May 1997, if not bigger than life then at least eerily omnipresent on every airport newsstand he ran past. The cover of this very magazine trumpeted him as America's top new-product idea man.
How Famous Companies Got Their Names Ever wondered about how famous brands got their names from? Here are a couple of explanations. Via Sex, sleep, and power: A conversation with Chelsea Handler and Arianna Huffington Below is an unedited transcript: Arianna Huffington CHELSEA HANDLER: Hello, hello. Everyday English phrases that were coined at sea Many phrases that have been adopted into everyday use originate from seafaring - in particular from the days of sail. Virtually all of these are metaphorical and the original nautical meanings are now forgotten. That association of travel and metaphor is significant in that the word metaphor derives from ancient Greek for 'to carry' or 'to travel'.
Journalism Warning Labels Contents Not Verified It seems a bit strange to me that the media carefully warn about and label any content that involves sex, violence or strong language — but there's no similar labelling system for, say, sloppy journalism and other questionable content. I figured it was time to fix that, so I made some stickers. I've been putting them on copies of the free papers that I find on the London Underground. You might want to as well.
25 Things You Should Know About Word Choice 1. A Series Of Word Choices Here’s why this matters: because both writing and storytelling comprise, at the most basic level, a series of word choices. Words are the building blocks of what we do. They are the atoms of our elements. They are the eggs in our omelets.