Saturday, October 30, 2010

Artisanal Pencil Sharpening?!?!

Yes, it had to happen at some point. The small-batch, hand-crafted artisanal movement (wine, bread, cheese, coffee, soap...) just jumped the shark with this first (and only) pencil-sharpening business. Hilarious website.

Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Success Story - Seattle's PopCap

Seattle's PopCap. Not bad for a kid with a 1.67 gpa to drop out and create a $100M online gaming company. From Inc. magazine.

How I Did It: John Vechey, Founder of PopCap

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Harris Poll: Most Popular US Cities

San Diego comes in at #2 and Seattle #4 for the place people want to live most in the US. NYC ranked #1 for most popular and least popular city.

Harris Interactive: Harris Polls > New York City, San Diego and Las Vegas Top List of Cities People Would Like to Live In or Near

Interview of Seattle's Rainn Wilson

Video interview of Rainn Wilson from The Office...and how he got his name. His folks were Seattle hippies. Shocker.

See 'The Office’s' Rainn Wilson this weekend | KING 5 TV | Seattle News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | Evening Magazine

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bill Walton and S.D. Sport Innovators

George Chamberlin's video interview of Bill Walton re: the Connect San Diego Sport Innovators biz group. From the San Diego Daily Transcript. Media: Bill Walton and S.D. Sport Innovators

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Picasso Plays Seattle

Quick video from Evening Magazine re: the new and very rare Picasso exhibit at SAM. Chance to get in for free on select days and times. | Seattle News Video on Demand

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Steve Jobs's Strategy? "Get Rid of the Crappy Stuff"

Nice little article about focus and niching down to create a great customer experience and brand loyalty. Pretty incredible that Apple has built a $30B company on such a small line of products.

Steve Jobs's Strategy? "Get Rid of the Crappy Stuff" | Fast Company