• C'est moi

    VP of Marketing & Communications for Rackup, but nothing here reflects what my employer or colleagues think. In fact, they probably think it's all cray-cray.

    Jackie Danicki
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What my life looks like right now

Bonuses: My ability to sleep on a plane is now equal to my ability to sleep in a bed. I’ve mastered the art of the “taxi power nap,” getting an energizing, brief slumber from the time I sit in my seat until we take off. And I really like taking pictures of the same old […]

Bingo.

I wonder if Hugh MacLeod will ever stop being able to produce such great stuff; I’m amazed by how prolific and brilliant he has been for so long. Buy the print here.

“I’ve learned that I don’t want to send my daughter to college”

That’s the ever-quotable fashion PR Kelly Cutrone on what she’s learned from her interns. (Her upcoming book is entitled If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, based on an office rule she’s established.) More quotes from the press call:
I never thought of myself as a feminist because I believe in equality.
[W]ho would have thought we’d […]

On great artists going undiscovered

By and large talent is in such short supply, mediocrity can be taken for brilliance rather more than genius can go undiscovered.
-Charles Saatchi, My Name is Charles Saatchi and I am an Artoholic
Thanks to John Peavoy for the book, which is enjoyable and enlightening in unexpected ways. Saatchi seems to try so hard, which […]

The Happiness Project

A few years ago, Ben Casnocha linked to Gretchen Rubin’s blog The Happiness Project. I loved the idea and Gretchen’s writing. I was fortunate enough to connect with her in New York, and over the past couple of years have found Gretchen one of the most energizing, helpful people to know. I owe her a […]

Quote of the day

[I]f the current economic mess in the USA sprang from a Big State Republican’s policies operating with a Congress full of his enemies, why even ask the question if an even Bigger State Democrat can ‘turn things around’ by digging the same holes deeper?
–Perry de Havilland

Precious

Some folks has a lot of things around them that shines for other peoples. I think that maybe some of them was in tunnels. And in that tunnel, the only light they had, was inside of them. And then long after they escape that tunnel, they still be shining for everybody else.
I finally saw Precious […]

“I See Rude People” (NYC edition)

That’s the title of my friend Amy Alkon’s hilarious, smart new book. The subtitle: One woman’s battle to beat some manners into impolite society.
As I told Amy, I am certain that this crusade is her life’s calling, and that she is the only one who could have written this book. (Which is why she credits […]

Dr. Oz - a rant

I don’t blog stuff like this much anymore (or blog much at all anymore, come to mention it), but I’ve vented to so many friends about it in person that I’m hoping this will help me shut up and get over it.
First, I don’t go out of my way to watch this show. I try […]

How are you?

Last night I booked a spur of the moment red-eye ticket to NYC. (I am lining up meetings here this week; shout if you think we should catch up!) A few hours later, I was in the air.
In the cab to my much missed apartment from JFK, my phone rang. It was Karri, my best […]

Best trip ever

I was apprehensive about going to the UK and Ireland last week, especially once horrific winter weather slammed into both. I decided I just wasn’t going to worry about delays, and in the end, the only major one was as I left the country, due to ridiculous security theatre. (Who really feels safer after being […]

2009

A successful entrepreneur told me earlier this year, “Never look back. If you look back, all you see is that you were an idiot.” He sold one of his companies for $1 billion, so I took some comfort in his words.
That said, I do look back, and I yield much gratitude from reflecting upon my […]

Offski

I’m heading to London for Christmas and Boxing Day, then to Ireland to see some right nutjobs and lovely people, then back to London. Back in the office on New Year’s Eve.
It’s strange, having been away from the UK for so long. I guess I was more over it than I thought when I fled […]

Give Work with your iPhone

Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending TEDx Silicon Valley, the local TED event, at Stanford University. I was thrilled that Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, and other notables were giving talks that day. But the one that really stood out for me was a presentation by Samasource founder Leila Chirayath Janah. I could […]