Monday, February 13, 2012

A farrago of thoughts and freebies



Well hello, mid-February. Where did you go, January? Oh hi, O-week, Semester One and the juggernaut that is 2012.

This year is going a wee bit fast for my liking, but what is one to do, other than keep up?

So here is a mash-up of things, in no particular order:

An interesting discussion about who we should marry and why - a reflection on Tim Keller's new book on marriage, specifically, C.S Lewis' idea of the "secret thread" over at my good friend's blog Along Addison's Walk.

The ever-amazing Dan on why we drink coffee.

Go tell Apple you don't want them exploiting Chinese workers by signing this petition. Actually, first listen to this investigation into the factories recently aired on This American Life.

Get a few chapters free from marketing guru Seth Godin's book Permission Marketing and learn why people hate being spammed and how ideas spread. A good read for anyone wanting to get their ideas/book/message out there.

Download this amazing album free from The Lighthouse and the Whaler on Noisetrade.

What have you been reading/listening to? Give me some links, guys!

4 comments:

onlinesoph said...

great links soph! Looking forward to listening to the investigation on This American Life and reading those chapters by Seth Godin. I've recently been enamoured with the home decorating blog Little Green Notebook. I'm planning on stealing this idea for updating an old corkboard:

http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com.au/2009/10/office.html (Scroll to the end of the post for the corkboard project).

booth_street said...
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sophg said...

Ooh fun blog. The link didn't seem to work though... I think you meant this:

http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com.au/2009/10/office.html

Lovely! You'll have to post the results.

sophg said...

Ooh fun blog. The link didn't seem to work though... I think you meant this:

http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com.au/2009/10/office.html

Lovely! You'll have to post the results.