Career Advice from Debra Dunn of Skoll Foundation
the more I read about philosophy, the less qualified I feel to write a book about it. But still … http://tinyurl.com/57d2wn
In the life of the individual man, virtue is the sole good; such things as...– Stoicism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Examining the Disadvantages of Attending Stanford... →
My reactions to an essay about how attending elite universities like Yale and Stanford can actually be harmful. - Jason
Melinda Gates goes public (Fortune) →
This is a great article about Melinda, the other half of the biggest charity in the world. I really love the poignant images of her marriage to Bill and how they complement each other so well. He is a lucky man. - Jason
The Best Of - The Dip by Seth Godin
The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) I love Seth Godin’s books and his blog and after reading the Dip, I outlined it (probably too long of an outline for such a short book, but whatever) The Dip’s Big Idea Don’t be afraid to quit the wrong stuff and have the conviction to stick with the right stuff. On Being the Best Vanilla is far and...
If you look at the people who have high impact, they have pretty general...– Larry Page (via doqrs) - This quote makes my self-selecting biased mind feel better about my non advanced/focused education - Jason
Fourth of July
Celebrated the Fourth of July in San Jose, ate burgers, walked to downtown to watch Fireworks. I saw a sea of different faces - Mexicans, Asians, Blacks, Whites, the elderly, infants, kids, teens, adults. I also saw a lot of digital cameras and video cams. As I watched the fireworks, I kept thinking - I wonder if the Founding Fathers had thought that America would turn out in such a big way - a...
Fear - committing to things: girls, majors, job offers, etc are all scary because other options are gone so you feel like you can’t screw up
The Ultimate guid to making HTML Email →
Gumball was told that our newsletter sucks, so I’m working to make it better. This website should help… alot.
Humbleness - was proud that nonprofit conference mentioned Gumball Captial’s success, humbled when told our mailing list size (147) sucks…
Hey Jason? I had a quick question for you.. I know you study up a lot on career trends and what people want to do with their lives? Have you read much about the Generation Y trend and how employers are dealing with a new generation of workers? I?m starting a project on this and I?m curious to find if you?ve seen any sources that talk about this trend. (If you haven?t, you might want to check it...
Persistence - I call alumni for $$, and even when they say they won’t give, if you are friendly and persistent, 50% will end up giving =)
July Gumball Newsletter
Hey Friends, We’re sorry you haven’t heard from us in a while - it’s certainly not because there hasn’t been any news! Belinda, our marketing director is in Bolivia for a few weeks, but we’ve got a couple cool things to report on! Radio We were featured on a show called Here on Earth – Radio without Borders at the University of Wiscosin. Three members of our team...
The art of the hire →
A good discussion of hiring for small businesses - something Gumball will be doing in the coming months. - Jason
Habitat has not chosen the easiest way to build houses. The easiest way is like...– Eric Duell, Habit for Humanity International Partner - via Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
Why the Kindle is Revolutionary →
I’ve been given a gift card to buy a kindle - don’t know if it’s worth it, or better to wait until 2nd gen comes out… Decisions, decisions… - Jason
Cardio over the summer
Hey Gabe, This is Jason, I’ll be one of your captains next year along with Bryant. I’m glad to hear that you being proactive about your preparation for next year. I promise it will be worth it - fall quarter is very tough. While your focus this summer should be skill acquisition and strength and conditioning, cardio work will play a role in our fall training, specifically through our...