The Back Nine are stories and videos and stuff I uncovered this week that I enjoyed and felt were worth sharing for your weekend reading. Have a great weekend!
How Apple’s ’1984′ Ad Was Almost Canceled – Mental Floss – Interesting story. I show this ad in a lot of my talks. If you are quite familiar with the ad, you should watch this. (H/T to Roy Williams)
Forget Networking. How to Be a Connector – I’ve been saying for years that it’s a special gift to introduce two people to one another who can help each other. They only common denominator is you.
Saying No – Steven Pressfield nails it in the article I sent to the most people this week.
Seth’s Blog: An endless series of difficult but achievable hills – I’ve been doing really hard, really good work lately. I like that it’s hard, too. If it was easy, everybody could do it.
Media Buying: Rating Points are Gross – Speaking of Roy H. Williams, if you’re interested in advertising and marketing, you should read this heretical piece. Media buying firms will be burning his Wizard of Ads books in the streets!
Fresh Impressions on Brandmarks (from my 5-year-old) – Ryan sent me this. Very interesting.
The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance: Scientific American – As I deep introvert, I simply want to say … wait, I’ll email it to you …
The World’s Largest Scrabble Game – File under: Freakin’ Cool.