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" Do I regret how my life turned out? Of course not - not for a single second. "
" No matter how commonplace or dull your first job's duties seem, chances are you can find something to do that others don't want to and make it your own. "
" As I discovered in my media manipulations, the information that finds us online - what spreads - is the worst kind. It raised itself above the din not through its value, importance, or accuracy but through the opposite: through slickness, titillation, and polarity. "
" I took the 'Seinfeld' tour of New York once - and if I think about it too hard, my brain explodes. "
" Like pretty much every other ambitious person, I always figured I'd eventually move to New York. It is, at this point, half-dream and half-obligation for people trying to do big things. It's the American Dream inside the American Dream. "
" It's your job to find a release and an outlet for the stress and the feelings. Never forget: the crazy stays at home. "
" Watching well-meaning authors follow in the footsteps of someone going in the wrong direction breaks my heart. "
" The essential idea of Stoicism in my interpretation is, you don't control the world around you, you control how you respond. At 19, that's very empowering. "
" Like most reasonable people, it saddens me when I see Americans celebrating a heritage they don't understand. "
" Work hard, take it seriously, embrace your ambition. And when you're not doing that, do something - whatever it happens to be - that taps into the part of you that makes you forget about all the rest of it. "
" Every media appearance is a learning experience about the media outlet and their journalists and their feelings about you, so treat it as such. "
" As tough an idea as it often is to stomach, the best way to thrive in a world that requires grunt work is to stop seeing it as grunt work. "
" When I lived in Louisiana, 'Django Unchained' was shot at my neighbor's house. They shot a Sly Stallone movie in my gym. "
" Virality is not an accident. It is engineered. And that's why growth hackers beat traditional marketers. "
" Brands are essentially forbidden from saying or associating themselves with the Olympics - something that has been commonly owned by Western Civilization since the Greeks - unless they hand over piles of cash to the Games. "
" Every job carries occupational hazards. "
" In every job and position, there are valuable lessons to be learned. Even in a nasty, abusive, toxic workplace, you're being taught precisely how not to run an organization. "
" The news is notoriously inaccurate, and our memory of it is even worse. "
" I have a pet goat. "
" If the media is a farce, why should you be the only one stuck with rules and restrictions? "
" We need to separate marketing messages from content. We need to enforce a clear line between 'editorial' and 'advertising.' "
" When work impedes on sleep, poor planning is to blame - not superior will power. "
" I wholeheartedly agree that many media 'standards' can feel disingenuous or, in fact, be a cover for less-than-honest behavior. "
" Philosophy is not just about talking or lecturing or even reading long, dense books. In fact, it is something men and women of action use - and have used throughout history - to solve their problems and achieve their greatest triumphs. Not in the classroom but on the battlefield, in the forum, and at court. "
" Times change. Context changes. Just because something is old and a 'part of our history' shouldn't mean we are forced to honor it forever. "
" The process for finding, creating, and consuming information has fundamentally changed with the advent of the web and the rise of blogging. "
" Online journalism has always had a sourcing problem. From using unverified 'anonymous tips' to repeating whatever rumor or speculation people are chattering about, the general ethic is, 'We'll publish just about anything.' "
" If you need to fudge the facts a little bit to make your narrative work, there is nothing anyone can do to stop you. "
" Because we make ourselves deaf to feedback, because we overestimate our abilities, because we become consumed with ourselves, we end up subjecting ourselves not just to the inevitable stumbles or difficulties of life but catastrophic, painful failures. "
" Leveraging community intelligence and making connections is a key component to being a growth hacker. "
" The primary occupational hazard of blogging is this: it's easier when you yourself take on some of the traits of insanity. It's a job that requires the doer to be selfish, self-absorbed, and superficial. "