Write Here

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How often do we heed good advice? There’s something in me — and in most people, I believe — that’s resistant to the notion that someone else might know what’s good for me, even when that someone knows me well and wants only the best for me. Unsolicited advice can…

Write Here

This week, Amy Shearn handed me the reins to Write Here, to offer some writing prompts on Creators Hub. It just so happens that tomorrow, October 26th, I’m co-hosting a Medium Creator Workshop with Kate Green Tripp called Write What You Know: Turn Your Professional Experience Into Stories Readers Want

I Read It So You Don’t Have To

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I Read It So You Don’t Have To is a series that gives you the TL;DR on a business book you want to read — but don’t have time to.

What did I read?

An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang.

So who are Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang?

They’re a pair of investigative technology…

Have you had a unique or defining career experience you’ve always wanted to tell others about? Do you have that great quitting story you can’t resist sharing, or a complicated work conundrum that needs to be navigated in writing? Do you think we’ve been doing hybrid work all wrong and…

Chandy Bee writes with a plea to acknowledge the pain that the country is experiencing:

From a few weeks before the surge became a full-blown crisis, filmmaker Anand Kamalakar wrote about the challenge of traveling back to the U.S. …

On The Atlantic, Vidya Krishnan writes about how chronic underinvestment in India’s public health infrastructure led to the Covid disaster the country is experiencing today.

Interesting theory, but... the Golden Globes and Grammys both saw their ratings drop by 62% and 51% earlier this year, too. Granted, they both happened a couple of months later than their usual dates. But could it just be that no one cares about award shows anymore?

https://marker.medium.com/how-our-year-of-isolation-changed-entertainment-d23af6d8b8de

The speculative boom in digital assets should arguably make physical assets even more valuable by comparison. The care you need to invest in protecting a physical object from floods, fires, theft, wear and tear, UV light, etc. should accrue to its value. The only way NFTs can disappear or disintegrate is if owners lose the keys to their crypto wallets or have them stolen: https://www.businessinsider.com/stolen-nfts-on-nifty-gateway-reports-nft-art-marketplace-2021-3.

I READ IT SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO

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I Read It So You Don’t Have To is a new series that gives you the TL;DR on a new business book you want to read — but don’t have time to.

What did I read?

Jeff Immelt’s new memoir, Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company, published last month.

So who’s Jeff Immelt?

Immelt…

Kaushik Viswanath

Content Lead for Business at Medium. Previously an editor of business books at Penguin Random House.

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