Today I am going to Rome and there is snow in the countryside. Saturday I will fly to Mexico and I guess I will see a different landscape
I don’t buy everything, but this is a very good reading.
My point is that there are two ways to think about work. One, is that work is what you do for the middle eight hours during the day and that time is pre-sold more or less for most of your life. All the other time is yours where you do things you like more. The other way to do is that you make no distinction and consider all the time in the day to be “yours”–you just actually like spending it on work.
Happiness is easier than You think. This is one of few advices You can read in the article from Fast Company.
Staying in touch with friends and family is one of the top five regrets of the dying. If you want more evidence that it’s beneficial for you, I’ve found some research that proves it can make you happier right now.
Social time is highly valuable when it comes to improving our happiness, even for introverts. Several studies have found that time spent with friends and family makes a big difference to how happy we feel, generally.
Must read article from NYT
The cam business, a kind of digital-era peep show, has been around for a few years, but as the technology has become better and cheaper, the concept of camming is proving well more than passing: it has created a money-making opportunity in a pornography business eroded by the distribution of free sexual content on the Internet.
Unlike prerecorded pornography, cam shows, which happen in real time, are hard to pirate. The traffic to the most popular camming Internet sites is substantial, with a handful of the top sites getting 30 million visitors a month, according to Compete.com, which measures Internet traffic.
We can instantly communicate with everyone ion every moment around the world. I could send You a photo from my phone traveling by train and You can receive it after a few seconds sit on the beach 10.000 kms far or more. It’s a daily miracle and we don’t even think about it.
That’s why a simple old postcard, coming from the other side of the Atlantic after more than one month, hand written with love, could be very precious, more than You can imagine.
Thank You Ricky
My international job with Simplicissimus makes me a globetrotter. After going to Rio de Janeiro for Bienal do Livro and Frankfurt for the international bookfair, next month I will go to Guadalajara for the biggest bookfair of Latin America.
FIL is the largest and most significant publishing event in the Spanish-speaking world. Each year, we welcome over 20,000 book professionals from 43 countries, nearly 2,000 publishing houses exhibiting about 300,000 titles, and over 600,000 visitors during nine days. The Fair is also the largest cultural festival in America with over 600 authors coming every year
Thanks to a last minute invitation I will go there as a speaker:
The FIE is one of the most important events that FIL offers to attending book professionals; each year we tackle a different subject, and this year the forum is focusing on “Books and Reading: Changes in the Ecosystem.”
The forum will take place on Tuesday, December 3, and Wednesday, December 4. We would like you to speak on December 4 from 17:15 to 18:15 hours on the panel: “From Shelf to the Screen: Selling Books. Distribution and bookstores in virtual times.”
Isn’t it cool?
By the way, I am going there to select our next Mexico country manager. Simplicissimus is expanding quickly.
Interesting results in a study about friendship
Personal networks are not formed solely on the basis of personal choices. These choices are limited by opportunities to meet. Another strong indication for this came from the fact that people often choose friends from a context in which they have previously chosen a friend. Moreover, the extent to which our friends know each other strongly depends on the context in which people meet each other.
Very recommended reading.
The truth is, today, we spend more time with each other online than we do offline. So, who do you want to be defined by? Who do you read? Who do you follow? Who do you talk to?Try answering these questions sometime. And if your answer saddens you I know mine did, don’t fall into depression. Start filtering. Start building meaning. Talk to the dead poets, talk to the immortal.
[...] love is promiscuous. It wants more and more from life. Fired by falling in love, we are prepared to throw ourselves into the future. We call it having a passion for living, a zest for existence. Rightly directed, romantic love does not lead us to throw ourselves madly into someone else’s arms time and time again. It leads more to a kind of overflowing of desire that spreads out around us, making for creativity, curiosity, self-sacrifice, commitment.
So when Valentine’s Day comes around, don’t thank your beloved or spend the day longing for a lover. Instead, turn towards life. That is where love is truly to be found