Why are real estate ads—even those for high-end properties—always so badly written?
The Process Myth: If you want to piss me off, if you want me to hugely discount your value, do this: when I ask you a clarifying question that affects how I will spend my time, my most valuable asset, don’t answer the question.
Passing along for some friends: The Noun Project is a highly collaborative place where the world’s visual language is shared and created. We are working with our users, publications and a giant community to simplify and organize visual communication. There’s a lot of great work to be done, and to realize it, we need some […]
An interesting result from Social Psychology*. * Stephenson, G. R. (1967). Cultural acquisition of a specific learned response among rhesus monkeys. In: Starek, D., Schneider, R., and Kuhn, H. J. (eds.), Progress in Primatology, Stuttgart: Fischer, pp. 279-288.
I’m often asked for restaurant recommendations in San Francisco. I’m compiling that list here to make it easier to share with friends. I’ll update it as a I remember more or things change. Restaurant recommendations Chow (try the smiling noodles) Chez Maman (french) Squat and Gobble (great omelettes — recommend Haight/Fillmore location) Herbivore (vegetarian) Stable […]
Last month, NOI published a tip of the day called “Give a compliment sandwich.” Gross. I think that’s bad advice, and wrote the following reply (which has since been removed from their site, along with the other comments). I hate compliment sandwiches. They give me indigestion. As soon as I receive an email (or a […]
Never, “for the sake of peace and quiet,” deny your own experience or convictions —Dag Hammarskjold
Some friends of mine just started Prem Soaps. Everything they make is vegan and as organic as possible. It also smells really good. They have oatmeal and rosemary (but not at the same time).