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Story: Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You.

This week’s video story:  Do what you love, and then your friends hire you.   Perhaps I didn’t quite complete my thought on the video. When you do what you love, even in a non-job context, you make friends with other people who share your interests;  as they move forward in the world, they help you move forward. (Of course, …


What I Learned About Myself from Steve Martin.

Last week, I read Steve Martin’s memoir of his time learning and doing stand-up comedy, Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life. I loved it. It’s a terrific example of one of my favorite kinds of books: someone coming into his or her vocation. I love reading about why people become interested in particular subjects or skills, and how they master …


“Doing Things That Scare Me Can Make Me Both Happy and Unhappy, and the Line is Often Surprising.”

Happiness interview: Janine DiTullio. Last week, I went to the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. On the flight down, although I usually never talk to my rowmate, I eventually struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me. It turned out she was a TV comedy writer who was headed down to SXSW to introduce Chirpbug, a …


Newsflash! “Kristin Davis Set to Star in NBC’s “Happiness” Project.” Yay!

From The Hollywood Reporter: KRISTIN DAVIS TO STAR IN NBC’S ‘HAPPINESS’ PROJECT Sex and the City star Kristin Davis is set to star in a new NBC project that would mark her return to series television. NBC has picked up Davis’ The Happiness Project, based on the best-selling memoir by Gretchen Rubin about a woman’s quest to become a happier …