Ahh…I love this time of year. The sweet songs of springtime birds are wafting through the warm, crisp air. (Oh wait – wrong. That was the weather LAST time I wrote one of these.)
OK, so maybe I haven’t been as diligent in posting these little “love letters to all I hold dear”, but I did (after all) launch a book, spend much of the late summer/early fall on the road talking about it, and learn to speak Portuguese in October. (Not so much the last one.)
Here are five things that are rocking my world this week:
1. The Week’s Bad Opinion Generator
This is one fun-packed twirl-o-greatness. If you’re ever feeling bad about negative feedback on your precious idea, remember that even the “experts” don’t know it all. Give it a spin. (And that idea for the rocket that will get you anywhere in the world in 40 minutes flat? Well…it may take a few more years.)
2. Mitch Joel and Joseph Jaffee on OWS – Six Pixels of Separation Podcast
There’s nothing more fun than hearing two marketing gurus go head to head on the messaging, purpose and ultimate objectives of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. (While you’re over there, give a listen to this interview I did with Mitch back in June.)
3. Lamy Safari Fountain Pen
Had it for a while, but picked it up again and now I’m tempted to do all of my blog posts in longhand. (No worries. I’ll scan them into easy-to-download PDF form for your convenience.) Seriously…this pen makes writing fun. (Amazon Affiliate Link, BTW…)
4. iCanAnimate Stop Motion Software
Let’s just say that my nine year old son and I will be locked away for most of the weekend producing his Spielberg-worthy epic LEGO serial with my Macbook Air and this gem of a piece of software.
5. Spirit Trail by Bruce Hornsby
Love his music or hate it, this is one of the best exhibitions of pure musicianship I’ve ever heard. It’s on constant play on RDIO. (By the way…I MUCH prefer RDIO to Spotify. You?)
That’s all, folks. What’s rocking your world this week?