Feeling a little overwhelmed? Stumped by a problem that seems out of reach? Do what Dean Wagner told me to do today. Watch “How to do it.”

For no real reason other than I was just reminded of this, I share a favorite Bourne scene.

Nicholas Felton is the king of data. His annual report rivals Warren Buffett’s, not in terms of popularity but, perhaps, in anticipation … at least among a certain class of people.

Love the “relaxed rules” more than 15-inch cups. This should help beginners and higher handicappers enjoy the game. Bravo to Charlie Rymer and Matt Ginella for this.

I’m a big fan of Spoon’s new album. More soundscapes, biting lyrical direction. Much of it live on KCRW.


Personal shopping goes online. Some fascinating insights here that can impact the shopping experience we’re building for home by eleven.

It starts with the words.

As magnificent as this animation is, it had to begin with the words, the copy, the flow of the idea as described in our written language. 

Then the magic took over.

[Anat Admati’s] solution is to make banks behave more like other companies by forcing them to reduce sharply their reliance on borrowed money. That would likely make the banking industry more stodgy and less profitable — reducing the economic risks, the executive bonuses and, for shareholders, both the risks and the profits.
Finally, someone says what most of us think. When She Talks, Banks Shudder - NYTimes.com
Erin Gates, an interior designer in Boston, rallied her blog readers to remove their names from the mailing list, explaining that the catalogues are useless, because they don’t contain product dimensions.
About those new Restoration Hardware catalogs. One simply must ask: “Why?” And if designers don’t want ‘em, who does? Restoration Hardware’s Mail-Order Extravagance - The New Yorker