Monthly Archives: February 2015

Live Long And Prosper: Leonard Nimoy

My sympathies go out today to the family, friends, and fans of Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on “Star Trek”. You don’t have to be a Trekkie to appreciate the wisdom that came from Nimoy and his character — in fact, here’s a whole list of introspective quotes inspired by some of his most memorable moments. […]

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MONDAY MOVIES: “Begin Again”

I can see myself living in the world in which “Begin Again” is set. It’s a charming movie in which down-on-his-luck record executive Dan Mulligan (played by Mark Ruffalo) discovers the unseen potential in Gretta James (Keira Knightley) and convinces her to record an album. Their collaboration involves finding innovative and unorthodox ways of making music, to the delight of everyone […]

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Fail Harder

On a wall inside the Portland headquarters of Wieden+Kennedy, some 119,000 plastic push pins spell out two words that aren’t often paired together: Fail Harder. Most companies don’t inspire their employees in such a way, but not many companies are like W+K.  It’s the agency’s creativity and unorthodox approach to advertising that has landed clients like Coca-Cola, Nike, […]

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