Weekend Coffee Talk: Mind, Body, Business & Books (#12)

NY Times: Liz Goldwyn: Making a Name for Herself

(Photo above: more bookshelf porn, via The New York Times)

Happy Weekend! It's grey and rainy in NYC, but all the more excuse to stay inside and aggregate links. Okay okay, and hopefully do some creative writing too. Without further ado, let's dive in to your coffee talk fodder for the weekend!


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"I go out on a lot of “dates” with all people of all ages. Sometimes groups of them — lunch dates, “mind meld” dates, coffee dates. Couldn’t tell you what we’re melding; it’s mostly a brainstorm with more jargon thrown in. But it’s fair to say most of my “dates” are about work. Or so I think.

In this new economy of the personal brand and doing your own thing, everyone is constantly working the room. But it can get confusing as both a single woman and an entrepreneur who works in communications. There are times when I find myself getting drinks or dinner to “talk shop” – but I cannot, for the life of me, figure out: am I on a date?"

—Meredith Fineman, Are We Networking, or Is This a Date?


Just for Fun

  • Turns out I'm one year older than classics such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tetris, and The Macintosh. Here's Mental Floss' list of 30 Things Turning 30 in 2014
  • And did you know that the iPhone turned 7 (!!) last week? So insane to think about how much touch-screen smart phones (and tablets) have transformed our lives. Here's CNET on When iPhone met world, 7 years ago today

That's it for now . . . have an amazing weekend, everyone!