Posts tagged ‘podcast’

A global trend as seen through my life.

When the writers strike happened in late 07/early 08 it was primarily a result of new media, the new phenomenon that caters to the mindset of “I want my media whenever, where ever.”  Being able to watch tv shows on demand, online, outside of their scheduled time slot was a hard thing for “old media” people to understand, and they paid the price with the strike.

That’s all old news, but it relates to a shift I’ve recently noticed in my own life.  With the exception of big sporting events (the US Open, NBA Finals), I’ve all but stopped watching TV.  Scripted TV is almost as bad as reality TV, and the few shows that are still good enough to watch (Lost, The Office), can be watched online now.

Another TV killer has been my addiction to podcasts and having my eyes opened to revision 3 shows.

My current top 4 podcasts are:

Between those and downloadable Lost and Office episodes, I really have no reason to turn on the TV, and it feels good.  I’ve got a lot more time to think, read, and golf and I’m having a great summer.  Moral of the story: try out some podcasts and back away from the TV, and use the extra free time for something productive.

June 16, 2008 at 8:57 pm Leave a comment

I love good inspiration.

This summer has been a strange one for me, since instead of spending all of my money on going out to eat and buying DVDs I’ve been saving it, mostly because I want the feeling of having lots of money.  More than that, my goal is to have enough money to turn it into more.

One of the things I have been doing in my free time this summer is brainstorming business ideas, writing down problems I have that I could solve for other people, and generally coming up with money-making ideas.  So far I have a depressingly short list, but its really because I’m not trying hard enough, and I needed some inspiration.

Following a series of links, I found myself listening to a lecture entitled “Things I wish I knew when I was 20”.    The audio of which can be found here. Listen to this podcast if you need your eyes opened to some great ideas for entrepreneurs, and great advice for life itself.

June 2, 2008 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment


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