Dove conducted an experiment about how women perceive their own beauty. Very interesting to watch. [Update 4/18/2013: I have heard as much negative about this ad as positive over the last several days. Posting was not an endorsement but rather a spark of conversation. My personal opinion: On one level, this is fascinating to see… Continue reading
My latest article on Huffington Post highlights an amazing group of bartenders making a huge impact in their local communities. It was a privilege for me to hear their stories and be able to write this piece. Philanthropic Bartenders Making Waves in Communities
It’s official: my staycation through the end ofthe year has begun! I’m hoping to use this as a sort of Jen Bokoff company retreat, where I look at what’s been accomplished this year and determine a strategy for the future across all aspects of my life. It’s a one-person entity, but as you know, I… Continue reading Staycation Retreat
This makes me so angry. It adds unnecessary disadvantage and hurdle to being homeless. What would you do if you got arrested for charging your cell phone in a public park?Police harassment of homeless man
Via one of my favorite podcasts, Radiolab: Mel Blanc was known as “the man of 1,000 voices,” but the actual number may have been closer to 1,500. Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety, Barney Rubble — all Mel. His characters made him one of the most beloved men in America. And in 1961, when a car… Continue reading What’s Up, Doc?
Be Thankful Author Unknown Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire, If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something For it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your… Continue reading Be Thankful
I do tend to be an anxious fellow and I do tend to see the world as a little darker than perhaps it genuinely is, but I also do appreciate much more than a rosy scenario, I appreciate straight news. I appreciate honesty. I appreciate confronting something head on and being given all the details… Continue reading
He puts up a Christmas tree once a week and decorates it, then takes it down the next morning. A voracious reader of history, he’s been known to clip favorite words from books and eat them. Sometimes he’ll eat whole paragraphs. His New York Public Library card has been permanently revoked. He doesn’t observe Tuesdays.… Continue reading
It’s old news by now that nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were likely stolen last week. The hacker posted the passwords online, unattached to usernames (how kind!), to boast this feat. Security firm Rapid7 released the following as part of an infographic summarizing the hack: This made me think: Would a potential employer’s opinion of… Continue reading Stolen Passwords: What do they say about professionalism?
By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before. Edwin Elliot