Bedtime Reading #1

As one of my older posts suggests, I spend a lot of my day reading online and after seeing Gary Vaynerchuk start his “Morning Medium” series, I’ve decided to do something similar. This isn’t the first time I’ve done something like this, but I’m hoping that this is a better way of presenting a bunch of links.

So here’s what you can expect: I will start posting something every couple of days with five or so links to things I found interesting. Basically, instead (or in addition) to me sending a link to a co-worker or posting a link on Facebook or Twitter, I’ll post it here. Eventually this should turn into a pretty good resource for cool stuff.

Advice to NY Creative Interns

advice-internI have to start with Garyvee’s recent talk in New York. He has some fantastic advice for other kids of my generation (25-30 years old). Warning: Gary Vaynerchuk can be a bit raw so if be careful you’re offended by language, but he tends to make good use of his choice of language.

Elon Musk’s 15 Lessons for Your Startup Business

elon-muskJust another career advice article that focuses on Elon Musk, the guy responsible for PayPal and Tesla.

From Dot-Com Zero to Hero: One Man’s Story

alexis-ohanianAlexis Ohanian put a guest post on Tim Feriss‘s blog today that profiled how he grew up. A long read, but totally worth the time. Alexis’ story just backs up everything that Garyvee says in his talk from the first link: apply yourself to something you enjoy and push it until you succeed. Ohanian lost 70 pounds and became a millionaire — two things people dream of their entire lives — before he was 30.

 10 Customer Service Stories That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity


The BufferApp blog had a great piece about customer service today. Some of the stories will take your emotions on a roller coaster.

10 Fast Ways to Become a Better Writer (Even When You’re Burning the Midnight Oil and Can’t Afford an Editor Just Yet)



I’ll close out the first post of this series with some copy writing advice from ThinkTraffic.

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what you think of this format in the comments below and you can make this series a little easier if you hook me up with something you find interesting.