My friend Liam’s text couldn’t have been more casual, “I left you a note @ a defunct roadside attraction c. Lead, SD.”
My girlfriend Carla and I were in Utah at the time, headed for NY with no concrete plans of driving through Lead, SD and yet I couldn’t get the idea out of my mind, that a personal note was waiting for me, somewhere in the middle of the country.
Four days later, with a gracious and patient co-pilot, Carla and I spent nearly half a day routing our trip through Lead in an attempt to find this hidden…
While COVID-19 has caused many filmmakers to take a hiatus, others have found unique ways to embrace these new constraints.
When coming up with the idea for a film back in March, I was inspired by the fact that everyone in the world was on lockdown, experiencing more or less the same thing: Stuck at home, cooking their own meals, washing their hands, wearing a mask, and looking out the window.
These symbols of isolation, my co-director Jacob Jonas and I realized, were universal. …
I’m most known for being a serial creator of multidisciplinary projects, ranging from invented words to interactive experiences to film series. Thematically exploring human connection in the digital age, many of these projects have received millions of views and engagement, international press coverage, and one even got me arrested.
It’s easy to talk about risks when it’s in hindsight. In the past tense. We can refer to the risks that worked out nicely. The ones that make us seem cavalier and forward-thinking and fearless. I have a lot of those.
Today I’m interested in discussing risks that didn’t work out the way we might have hoped. I could talk about failed relationships, moves that didn’t pan out, work opportunities that’ve gone sour.
The example I’ll share today came upon reflecting back on 2018 when two of my colleagues and I flew to a coastal city to pitch a Fortune…
(This article was originally published on the Working Not Working Magazine on 1/10/18.)
Ten years ago, my mom gave me a college graduation gift that would change my life forever: A 10-day meditation retreat voucher. So I brought a basketball (I’d heard there was a court on the premises) and looked forward to a relaxing and social, summer camp-esq getaway.
I was horrified when, during orientation, they explained we’d all be taking a vow of noble silence. No eye contact. No speaking. No reading. Nada. For the ENTIRE TEN DAYS. …
If you’d told me Thursday morning that within 48 hours I’d be driving a car the cops told me was stolen, and helping transfer $20,000 cash from one bank to another, I’d have called you crazy.
And I’d be wrong.
The following story is about my girlfriend’s and my close encounter with car fraud, and a rapid series of unbelievable events where the institutions we trust and rely on completely let us down.
My girlfriend Allie has been in the market for a used car. …
Dear Fast Company,
I was eager to read through “Secrets of the most productive people” in your December issue. Like most 20-somethings living in a metropolitan city, I struggle with balance and busyness.
As I read through the profiles of these “productive” people, however, I felt disillusioned and uninspired.
Diplo revealed he “doesn’t really eat until about 1-oclock” and denies taking daily breaks. Glynn Washington admitted, “half the time, I don’t eat lunch.”
Does productivity come at the cost of one’s nutrition?
Restoration Hardware CEO Gary Friedman says he goes to bed at 2am and wakes up between 5:30–6:30. (I’ll…
Ivan Cash is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Artist and Filmmaker who believes in the power of human connection.