Here’s one of my favorite Aerosmith songs.
Thank you Samuel Quinn for burning my book. This was an honor.
Next year I plan to raise money to do the Santa Speedo Run in Boston. Here’s a video from this years run for your enjoyment! It was cold. Very cold!
Since I’ve been on a John Adams kick lately, I found this great short video that The Boston Globe featured about one of my Back Bay neighbors, David McCullough, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, John Adams. I hope I run into you in the Commonwealth Ave Mall one of these days. Click on the photo to go to the video link.
On the TED website, I typed in the topic: writing. This sent me to a page: How to tell a story (6 talks).
This TED talk was filmed at TED 2012. You may want to go back and watch the other ones.
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton (“Toy Story,” “WALL-E”) shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning. (via ted.com)
This TED talk was filmed at TED 2004.
Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness. (via ted.com)
This TED talk was filmed at TED 2008.
“We all hate moral ambiguity in some sense, and yet it is also absolutely necessary.
In writing a story, it is the place where I begin.”
This TED talk was filmed at TEDx Boston in 2011.
“Ladies and gentlemen, a picture is not worth a thousand words.
We found some pictures that are worth 500 billion words.”
~ Erez Lieberman Aiden
This TED talk with Chip Kidd is all about book design or rather, book jacket design.
“Much is to be gained by eBooks: ease, convenience, portability. But something is definitely lost: tradition, a sensual experience, the comfort of thingy-ness — a little bit of humanity.”
~ Chip Kidd
Follow him on Twitter: @chipkidd