Quick & Quotable: March 26


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Not Everything is a Side Hustle — The Cut

“At a time when Etsy shops and craft fairs and food trucks are decidedly mainstream, every domestic hobby is at risk of becoming a side hustle. I don’t want to boil and slice eggs for money. Messing around with a stand mixer or a sewing machine is fun for me because it’s not work. Personal pleasure is what makes a hobby a hobby.” 

That Annoying Exclamation Point? It Can Make You a Better Leader— Linkedin

“As women, we know that being to-the-point can be perceived as rude – or worse. We also know the consequences of being unlikeable at work are more serious for us. Women are expected to be friendly and nurturing, and when we violate those stereotypes, research shows we’re punished for it. I use exclamation points in part because I’m aware of these unwritten rules.”

WeWork Has a New Competitor in Tokyo, and It’s Hooters— Fast Company 

“Now digital nomads can park in one of the 20 designated seats at Hooters between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and work on their spreadsheets, Slack their colleagues, dial into Skype conferences, and do whatever else they do at work (while making sure not to get barbecue sauce on their keyboards, of course).

Always The Reporter Never The Bride— The New York Times

“As a reporter, I’ve loved each and every couple I have written about. I’ve been envious of how easily they’ve slipped into each other’s lives even when their journeys seemed so difficult that the relationship wouldn’t work out and yet life, fate or sheer determination brought them together, which is where they’ve stayed. It made me wonder why that didn’t happen for me.” 

Spotify Saved Music. Can It Save Itself? –Bloomberg Businessweek

 “And like any modern CEO with faith in technology to reorganize the world, he celebrated by threatening anyone who stands in his way. Spotify, he wrote to investors, will render record labels and publishers obsolete by connecting artists directly to fans. “The old model favored certain gatekeepers,” he said, but today “artists can produce and release their own music.””