Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Free Improv Workshop at IO West Oct. 6

Try improv for the first time! Learn more about iO West's Improv classes! Spend a Saturday morning with new faces! Free Intro to Improv Workshop, Saturday October 6, 10am - Noon To RSVP see web site
(from IO West).

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fall TV Preview 2007

TV Guide offers a free PDF of their Fall Preview edition, but the link doesn't seem to be working right now. Perhaps checking the page on which it is linked will work later.

Update: I just managed to track down a fall preview calendar PDF but I don't know if this is what they meant to link to in the first place (the calendar doesn't discuss the shows, just when they air).

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

NBC New Fall Preview Free at Blockbuster

The new shows that are going to be part of NBC's fall line-up are at Blockbuster on DVD and they're free to rent. Looks like there are three full pilots (Chuck, Journeyman, Life) and one preview (Bionic Woman). The other networks seem not to have made their new shows available on DVD for now.

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Making Opportunities

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
-Sir Francis Bacon

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Working Harder vs. Longer

Richard Branson doesn't work more hours than you do. Neither does Steve Ballmer or Carly Fiorina. Robyn Waters, the woman who revolutionized what Target sells - and helped the company trounce Kmart - probably worked fewer hours than you do in an average week.
None of the people who are racking up amazing success stories and creating cool stuff are doing it just by working more hours than you are. And I hate to say it, but they're not smarter than you either. They're succeeding by doing hard work.
Hard work is about risk. It begins when you deal with the things that you'd rather not deal with: fear of failure, fear of standing out, fear of rejection. Hard work is about training yourself to leap over this barrier, tunnel under that barrier, drive through the other barrier. And, after you've done that, to do it again the next day.
The big insight: The riskier your (smart) coworker's hard work appears to be, the safer it really is. It's the people having difficult conversations, inventing remarkable products, and pushing the envelope (and, perhaps, still going home at 5 PM) who are building a recession-proof future for themselves

(from Seth Godin's blog).

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Sunday, September 02, 2007

NBC leaves iTunes

NBC has decided to stop selling TV shows through iTunes for the next season. NBC shows will not be on iTunes as of December. Reportedly, NBC wanted to charge far more for each show (pushing the price to $4.99 instead of the current $1.99) and Apple did not.

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