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Posts from the “words to live by.” Category

truth // a better world.

Posted on January 13th, 2015

Thank you to my friends, mentors and role models, dreamers and believers, the courageous and cheerful and successful, for igniting a fire within me to do better, be better, work harder, and to make a difference in the lives of others that has meaning.


want // superstar is not what you think it is.

Posted on January 9th, 2015

I grew up wearing adidas superstars, and it is great to see the Originals brand come back with a campaign that challenges what it means to be a superstar from some of the most talented superstars out there, including Pharrell Williams, David Beckham, Rita Ora and Damian Lillard.

As a marketer, a best practice for videos is to keep them at 30-45 seconds [unless you’re Cartier and creating a film masterpiece]. I watched the entire mini-film and wanted more, I wanted personal stories from each of the superstars. Good thing adidas will be releasing new content through the rest of the year. Happy 25 years of the superstar, and bravo Johannes Leonardo.

modern man // sam polk

Posted on January 26th, 2014

Pinterest is all about collecting and sharing content online. Mostly visual content, yes, but I’ve come across quite a few good reads through the platform including last week’s New York Times Opinion piece, For the Love of Money, by Sam Polk. The first few paragraphs paints the picture of a self-destructive, unfaithful, drug addict, and stereotypical banker wannabe [no judgments here, honest]. I almost stopped reading at this point, because how many more times did I want to hear, “I grew excited at how much money was available”, “Still, I was nagged by envy” and “I wanted a billion dollars.”? These phrases seemed never-ending.. Polk’s eyes are opened and sees that his bosses, his company and the industry are so caught up in their own wealth,…