Something that made me really happy: I was on call for Jury Duty last week and never got called in! I know we should improve our attitude towards jury duty but it’s just very inconvenient in a lot of ways.
“Ish Moment”: I had a fast-paced 1 hour meeting in Chicago that went really well. The feedback afterwards was that the group was engaged, asking the right questions and wanted to learn more.
A learning moment: Said meeting in Chicago had to be rescheduled to the following day because my flight was delayed 2 hours. Instead of flying in right before an on-site meeting, I should fly in a night early and schedule my returning flight for shortly after meeting ends. This allows time for error/delay and is less likely to disrupt the meeting time. I just really did not want to fly on a Sunday.
Song/Podcast of the Week: Last week’s Planet Money #628 was a rerun but I thought Tom Burrell’s impact on the advertising industry to begin targeting ethnic specific groups was inspiring. His famous line was “black people are not dark-skinned white people” meaning you can’t use the same exact copy for 2 very different audiences.
What’s going on in the world: Hurricane Irma hit this week, hard. The pictures of destruction are gnarly. My coworker showed me a video of his friend’s vacation house in the Keys. It feels a little weird to empathize with rich people whose patio was destroyed and boat was submerged. There are people with way less that were severely impacted; praying for ALL affected by the hurricane!
An Interesting thing I Read: InterVarsity alum, Michael Luo, talks to AdWeek about readership and revenue for NewYorker.com I interviewed him for a Media Studies class years ago when he was a reporter at NYT and it’s cool to see where his career has gone since.
A new idea I had: I started taking baths this week and it is the single most relaxing thing. Ready to include this in my daily routine when time permits (aka when I have no plans after work) << this is the best